Deaf Children’s Mela
DEF believes that building up Deaf children and preparing them for a better future is very important. Therefore it is actively involved in organizing activities that bring children from various Deaf schools and institutions together.
Once every year, DEF organizes a Children’s Mela where Deaf children are given every opportunity to forget their disability and enjoy themselves through games and fun filled activities. Free lunch and snacks are provided for the children here. This is a great opportunity for them to interact with other children and it also expands the horizons of their minds. DEF ensures that the Deaf children have a good time by having entertainment such as puppet shows, mime or theatre shows for them.
Inter – School Painting and Quiz Competition
DEF also organizes painting and quiz competitions for these children. The competition titled “Colour of Silence & Quiz Time” It is a wonderful opportunity for them to show their talent and how much knowledge they have. The quiz competition is a means to encourage them to learn and explore more about the world too. Deaf children enjoy these events and look forward to them too.
Helen Keller Students’ Award and Annie Sullivan Teachers’ Award (Recognition of Academic Excellence Award)
Helen Keller Students’ Award : Each year the Deaf Enabled Foundation recognizes Helen the work of outstanding students in various Deaf schools in Hyderabad and Chennai. The best student of each school is selected on the basis of all round performance in studies, sports, theater and other extracurricular activities. They are also gauged in their skills in communication and their effectiveness as a role model for the other children in the school.
Each child thus selected is given a plaque of recognition, a citation, and a scholarship amount for the next year. The positive impact of the award has been seen in the schools as the children strive for excellence. We have received a very heartening response from the schools and we look forward to carrying forward this very thrilling program.
Annie Sullivan Teachers’ Award: The Annie Sullivan Teachers Award is named after the legendary teacher of Helen Keller. The award is a sign of our respect and appreciation for the years of dedicated service and support the teachers have given to the Deaf children in their care.