How Nilima Sabhawal Chairperson of Home of Hope (HOH) feels about Deaf School of Pingalwara
A lot lot of kids are now coming to PINGALWARA, who have multiple disabilities, including
Mental Retardation . These kids were abused by their parents because they thought it was
God’s wrath that brought these kids to their family. It broke my heart to see some of these
kids. But their story was very inspiring.
Jeevan Jyoti is blind and hearing impaired. She is 12 yrs old, wears a diaper and was a vegetable. Under the care of special trained teacher …in just a month she is toilet trained. I met her in the play ground where she was happily swinging on a swing.
All these kids are barely 4 yrs old. They are blessed compared to the older kids because they are given the gift of SIGN LANGUAGE at an early age.
Sahraj has no ears and if from a very poor family. He came to Pingalwara 7 months ago and had ZERO response. Today he is playful, happy and responsive. The theme of this class is for these kids to just OPEN. There is no emphasis on studies, They are given the opportunity to express themselves.
4 yr old Vishal was made to just stand in a corner and was beaten by his dad and mom. He was NOT responsive but within a few months started expressing himself.
Harpreet is also opening up and is making good sign language conversation.
I loved this class of adorable tiny tots. The SIGN LANGUAGE AMBASSADORS OF THE FUTURE – bless them.