Introduction

We live in the 21st century where the world is changing faster than a speeding bullet. However developing countries such as Nepal still lack the basic requirement such as, education, employment, technology and services needed to empower their people. When we talk about Hard of Hearing (HoH) and Deafened people they are purely neglected in term of fulfillment of needs and services to ensure their equal participation.

Established with the aim of addressing the issues of HoH/D people this organization is dedicated to be one of kind. The young hard of hearing and deafened founding members of this organization have faced the problem of being unheard even today. In order to eliminate such situation for future and current HoH/Dpeople we have started this movement based on the belief that our society should be comprehensive, inclusive and without communication barriers. We are determined to set our footprints as the pioneer organization solely focused on addressing the issues of HoH/D people.Established with the aim of addressing the issues of HoH and Deafened people this organization is dedicated to be one of kind. The young hard of hearing and deafened founding members of this organization have faced the problem of being unheard even today. In order to eliminate such situation for future and current HoH and Deafened people we have started this movement based on the belief that our society should be comprehensive, inclusive and without communication barriers. We are determined to set our footprints as the pioneer organization solely focused on addressing the issues of HoH and Deafened people.


The SHRUTI – (National Association of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened, Nepal), has been conceptualized by realizing the necessity of a national organization in order to raise up the morale of the hard of hearing and deafened persons dispersed all over the country by making them able and productive citizens. It has been felt necessary to provide consultation based on psychological counseling, availability of modern tools, and as couples to persons whose hearing capacity has been impaired or lost due to accident or other causes. The SHRUTI has been established with the objective of established their rights, and advocating public awareness for their overall development as well as empowerment through other appropriate procedures.

Vision

‘An inclusive society without communication barrier where Hard of Hearing and Deafened people live a dignified life’

Mission

Playing an active role in mainstreaming Hard of Hearing and Deafened to ensure their equal participation in education, social, cultural, economic activities and in advocating for their rights..

Objective

  • To identify early and intervene early HoH and Deafened children
  • To aware HoH and Deafened and general public about the concept of HoH and Deafened.
  • To run campaigns against discrimination of HoH and Deafened
  • To play an active role for the equalization of social opportunity and economic opportunity focusing at inclusive education and employment.
  • To develop the physical, mental, intellectual and cultural capacity of HoH and Deafened
  • To integrate into the campaign of nation building by unfolding the inherent energy of HoH and Deafened
  • To provide access to capacity development in the national and international areas for HoH and Deafened
  • To provide support through the medium of psychological treatment, rehabilitation, public awareness and advocacy for HoH and Deafened
  • To conduct study and research for the development of HoH and Deafened and disseminate information to the society
  • To extend access to hearing aid, assistive devices and services and modern technology
  • To organize HoH and Deafened scattered all over the country, and encourage friendship and cooperative programmers for mutual benefit.

Executive Board

  • Ms. Neeta Keshary Bhattarai – President
  • Ms. Laxmi Dixit – Vice President
  • Ms. Kopila Humagai – General Secretary
  • Ms. Rukmita Budhathoki – Treasurer
  • Ms. Kalpana Gyawali – Member
  • Ms. Riha Maharjan – Member
  • Mr. Saroj Bista - Member
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Partners

  • Asia Pacific Federation of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened People (APFHD), Bangkok
  • International Federation of Hard of Hearing (IFHoH)
  • Disability and Development Partner (DDP), UK
  • Abilis Foundation, Finland
  • More About Them

MEMBER OF/AFFILIATED WITH

  • Founder Member - Asia Pacific Federation of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened People (APFHD), Bangkok
  • Associate Member - International Federation of Hard of Hearing (IFHOH)
  • General Member - International Federation of Hard of Hearing Youth People (IFHOHYP)
  • Member – National Federation of Disable Nepal (NFDN)
  • Social Welfare Council, Nepal