Recent Activities

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Necklaces and Earrings Training

From March – May 2017, SHRUTI conducted trainings for five participants in making necklaces and earrings. Had MoU between Amrita Craft (Pvt) and SHRUTI for two years period from March 2017 to 2019.The accessories will be sold by Amrita Crafts to help people who are hard of hearing to become economically independent.



Field visit and meetings at the shruti office

On 3rd and 4th SHRUTI hosted two representatives from Zennancho (All Japan Association of Hard of hearing and Late Deafened People). The visitors undertook a field visit and meetings at the SHRUTI office as well as a presentation at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to promote the use of communication text board for the people who are hard of hearing, deafened and deaf within the hospital.

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Recent activities performed by Shruti

General people view the disabled as unproductive burden on others. At SHRUTI, it was realized how much difficult it was for young people living with hearing disability to self-sustain or to get a job. As people cannot afford hearing aids and get special support, young hearing disabled people are deprived of getting a proper education, employment and facing many challenges in daily life. The project aimed to encourage self-employment, self-sustainability and self-help movement to mainstream development. The project also aimed to involve hearing disabled young people in economic activities and to increase employment rate after completion of the trainings.

Considering the need of person living with hearing disability, five types of training were organized by SHRUTI (National Association of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened Nepal). The program was supported by Workability International Japan and coordinated by APCD (Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability). The trainings took place in the month of August, 2016 at the SHRUTI office itself. The participants and trainers came to the venue daily and went back as the training was over. However, the pickle training was held at the place where the trainer commercially works as it would expose the trainees to how a professional actually works.

All the participants were people with hearing disabilities which included hard of hearing, deafened and Deaf people. In total, there were 25 participants in accessories training, 18 in handicraft training, 14 in cooking training, 4 in paper craft training and 15 in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Hygiene & Nutrition training. A coordinator was assigned to each training category for the smooth running of the program. The methodology used in the training was learning through practical demonstration


Organized Ear Camp with collaboration with Grande International Hospital

Organizing free ear camp with hearing assessment to the communities with cooperation of Hospitals – Regular Activity.

Collaboration with Grande International Hospital Dated on August 2015

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Advocacy on New Constitution on Rights of Hard of Hearing and Deafened People of Nepal

Continuously advocating to incorporate hard of hearing as a disability for getting free education and accessibility rights in constitution and policy in law of Nepal.


Awareness program in schools with support of DDP

Organized awareness program on hearing disability for teachers in 13 mainstream schools of Kathmandu, supported by Disability Development Partner (DDP), UK (July-September 2015).


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SHRUTI Commemorating the 3rd December International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2013

To commemorate 3rd December the international day of persons with disabilities SHRUTI participated in an event organized by NFDN ( National Federation of Disable Nepal) and Government of Nepal.

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SHRUTI organized a basic training on UNCRPD

July 20, 2013

SHRUTI (National Association of Hard of hearing and Deafened Nepal) organized a basic training on UNCRPD (Convention Rights on Persons with Disability) with support of DHRC (Disable Human Rights Centre) in its secretariat office at Chuchepati, Kathmandu, Nepal. The program was targeted to train active members of SHRUTI to aware them about Rights of people with disability. All trainees were with hearing loss (mostly Hard of hearing and Deafened). And to make the communication accessible, CART was provided first time in the history of Nepal.

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Some Activities Photos

Quality Education and Health access of Hard of Hearing people

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Necklaces and Earrings Training

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Field visit and meetings at the shruti office

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Celebrating world Hearing Day at Diamond College.

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Handicraft

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Cooking

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Accessibility( Captioning)

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EVS

There were all together 6 Participants who participated in EVS Project. The Participants were from Spain, Greece and Romania. Those volunteers had actively participated in different programs conducted by Shruti including Dhading Dissemination Program.

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Dhading

The project under the title "Demonstration Model for Inclusion of Children with Hearing Disabilities in Schools of Dhading district, Nepal was run for 8 months (1st April, 2016 – 30th November, 2016). It was implemented by SHRUTI (National Association of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened Nepal) and financially supported by DDP (Disability and Development Partner), UK.

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A successful wrap-up meeting with commitment for future collaboration to improve education for #Hard of Hearing children in #Nepal

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Other Activities

imgAudiogram testing
imgOrganized Ear Camp with collaboration with Grande International Hospital
imgHearing Assessments in schools
imgTraining for teachers in schools

imgCelebrated International Ear Care Day in School
imgSkill Development Trainings
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imgUsing Live Captioning and organized Hearing Disable Awareness Workshop supported by Abilis Foundation

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • SHRUTI's general secretary, treasurer and three volunteers visited Greece and Spain. ( October 2016 - February 2017)
  • In April 2017, Manasi Kogekar, a volunteer from Australia joined SHRUTI as the Program Development Officer. She will be working with the SHRUTI Office for 12 months to support SHRUTI’s staff with the development and implementation of projects.
  • SHRUTI's executive member, Kopila Humagain participated in IFHOHYP Study Program in Budapest, Hungary from 5 to 12 March 2017.
  • Counseling with hard of hearing and deafened people and their family members, identifying their issues and advocating to the concern authority – Regular Activity
  • Raising awareness of hard of hearing and deafened people through mass meeting and media, such as, paper articles and FM radio – Regular Activity.
  • Organizing free ear camp with hearing assessment to the communities with cooperation of Hospitals – Regular Activity. Collaboration with Grande International Hospital Dated on …..August 2015
  • Distributed relief materials to earthquake victims in Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Dhading, Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts (May-June 2015).
  • Organized awareness workshop on Hard of Hearing and Deafened People titled on “Shake Hands Together" supported by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Nepal (January – June 2015).
  • Raised awareness program - Make a Listening Safe in School in International Ear Care Day, March 2015.
  • Counseling with hard of hearing and deafened people and their family members – Regular Activity.
  • Organized training on communication methods and tools to communicate with all types of hearing disable people in Cheers Hospital, Jan – Feb 2014.
  • Coordinating with employer to job placement for hard of hearing and deafened people, March 2014.
  • Organized skill development trainings to empower hard of hearing and deafened people, Feb 2014.
  • Organized awareness program on of all types of hearing disable people to make an accessible in every sectors, Dec 2013.
  • Recommended hard of hearing people for distribution of hearing aid, Nov 2013.
  • Organized UNCRPD training deafened people, Aug 2013.
  • Organized training on communication methods and tools to communicate with all types of hearing disabled people Dec, 2012.
  • Organized “Nepal Japan Friendship Art Exhibition” supported by NAFA to make bridge between hearing disable and non-disable people, Nov 2012.

OTHER WORKS

  • Early identification of hearing impaired children and support for their inclusive education in Primary School of Nepal, supported by Disability and Development Partners (DDP), UK – on going (July – December 2014).
  • Skill development training for HoH/D people supported by Lush Charity Pot, UK (April – Dec 2014).
  • Organized awareness workshop on Hard of Hearing and Deafened People titled on “Talk and Smile Together” supported by Abilis Foundation, Finland (May – July 2014).