Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers provide formal education, academic literacy and vocational skills training to deaf children and youth in an enabling environment where students can excel.
Admission is provided on a “pay-as you-can-afford” basis, with 98 percent of students on scholarships which cover all academic and vocational training costs. To facilitate access to school, daily transport up to a radius of 40 kilometers is provided for all students in each location.
Technology is used extensively to reinforce visual learning, with all students mastering IT skills from an early age. Emphasis is given to the use of Pakistan Sign Language (PSL) in the classroom to facilitate learning. Students ultimately become literate in three languages: Sign Language, Urdu and English.
Deaf Reach prepares its students for the Matric exams, with 96 percent of examinees to date achieving high marks in all core subjects.
Marketable Skills Training
In addition to academics, Deaf Reach offers basic vocational skills training to all students, ages 12 and older. Advanced vocational training courses are available for deaf young adults to equip them with marketable skills and prepare them for gainful employment.
All Deaf Reach campus branches are equipped with vocational training labs offering courses in ICT, cooking and nutrition, arts, handicrafts, weaving, sewing, embroidery, screen printing, and tailoring.