Deaf Aid Society

Project Brief: The Deaf Aid Society runs the Sheila Kothavala Institute for the Deaf (SKID), which provides education for about 200 hearing impaired children.
Project Type: Capex / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Shamik B
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Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Dec 2000SeattleUSD 4500

Total = $4500

The Deaf Aid Society runs SKID. SKID is a school for hearing impaired students, most of whom come from very poor backgrounds. Many of the children's parents do not have the resources to afford schooling or hearing aids.

The aim of SKID is to provide specialized schooling and vocational training to enable the students to become independent and productive. The Institute also runs a Teacher Training Course.

They expose the children to tailoring, working in a printing press, making pottery, and have even recently added a computer section. Several alumni of the Institute have gone on to earn degrees from regular colleges and find jobs.

In 2000, ASHA-Seattle provided funds to establish a water and sewerage connection for the school.