Deaf children and primary education in West Bengal Funded by The National Lottery through Big Lottery Fund.

Aims and outcomes

The project aims to improve the quality of primary education for deaf children in rural blocks in Hooghly and Jalpaiguri districts and in slums wards in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. We will achieve this by working with deaf children, their parents, community members, teachers, trainers and peers. The project outcomes are all focussed on the deaf children who are the primary beneficiaries of all the changes this project will bring about.

Project outcomes:

  • Deaf children living in rural or urban poverty have greater chances of achieving meaningful primary education due to their families being equipped to help them develop communication, literacy and numeracy skills

  • Deaf children living in rural or urban poverty will have better quality primary education as a result of professionals increased knowledge, skills and resources on how to educate deaf children

  • Deaf children living in rural or urban poverty have improved communication skills so are better able to fully participate in the classroom and school life leading to improved social skills

    As far as Non Governmental Organisations of the area are concerned the Khagenhat Welfare Organization holds a key position in the district, because of its very good network of government and non governmental agencies who are extending their support to all the activities of the organisation and this makes us reach to the needy. Following are some of the organisations working in partnership with us.

    1. Deaf Child World Wide(DCW)
    2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)


    Our stakeholders are as following
    1. Deaf Children
    2. Families of Deaf Children
    3. School Teachers of Deaf Children
    4. Communities Leaders
    5. Rural Women
    6. Farmers
    7. ICDS WQorkers & Helpers 8. Local CBO's and NGO's


    1. Deaf Children and their Families