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not to merely exist, but cherish their childhood
and embrace their independence as an adult
This school was established in 1989, with a simple goal; to cherish each deaf and mute child, and help her prepare for independence as adults. There were only 10 girls then, but with the help of Home of Hope, the school assisted over 100 girls, between the ages of five and 18.
Smt. Puttaveerama efforts to serve these girls bestowed upon her the honor of the "Rajiv Gandhi Manava Seva Award" along with many other awards from the Government of India.
- To continue to providing support for growth in education and self-independence.
- To provide the children with the greatest opportunities possible - from better hearing aids to better teachers. Furthermore, the Ashram strives to instill in these girls a sense of self-confidence to co-exist in an everyday environment and a sense of goodwill to give back to the Ashram by becoming tutors and mentors to those that come after them.
- HOH will also utilize its contacts with similar schools in the U.S, such as CEID, in hopes of learning and implementing their knowledge and skills for a better PVM Ashram.
- HOH has funded over $40,000 to provide Computers, Hearing Aids and an early age vocational program to enable individuals that are hearing impaired to cope with their daily lives
- HOH was instrumental in providing hygienic bathrooms along with a solar water heater and upgrading of other sub-standard living conditions
- The Computers provided by the funds have helped elevate the skills of these girls from being computer illiterate to knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Typing, Office Work and other job related skills for a bright future
Though Home of Hope does not currently fund any programs at the Puttaveerama Educational and Charitable Fund, we are proud to have been a part of their development.