Fund Raising Dinner and Gala Evening by Sahi and Pink Crocodile at JRC, Hyderabad
SAHI & Pink Crocodile host a fund raising dinner with live performances by 'Indian Ocean' & Hollywood choreographer 'Yemi', in aid of Hearing Impaired Girl Child!
Hyderabad, October 31st, 2015: SAHI - an Indian NGO helping underprivileged children with impaired hearing - in its endeavour to aid hearing impaired girl child as part of its The Hearing Impaired Girl Child Initiative', hosted a one of its kind fund raising dinner and gala evening featuring live performances by Indian Ocean - pioneering Indian rock band and Czech International Fusion dance presented by Yemi, a Hollywood Choreographer and his troupe, on Saturday at JRC Convention, Jubilee Hills. Czech Republic based NGO - Pink Crocodile, joined SAHI in this initiative. The evening saw prominent citizens, celebs and who's who of the city joining and supporting the cause. Hearing Impaired Children who underwent Cochlear Implant Surgeries also joined in a dance choreographed by Yemi.
The gala event is a part of SAHI's special endeavor to focus on the needs of the hearing impaired girl child. The proceeds raised from the evening will be used towards sponsoring 50 girl children from underprivileged sections of the society for Cochlear Implant surgeries, says Dr. EC Vinaya Kumar, Sr. Consultant ENT Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals & Secretary, SAHI.
The Hearing Impaired Girl Child Initiative'
Our regressive culture makes it difficult for a hearing impaired girl child in India to lead a normal life. In our society, girls are given lower priority over boys for everything. The prohibitive cost of treatment often forces parents to make a choice when they have more than one child - and they usually choose to use their limited resources for their sons rather than daughters. A hearing and speech impaired Indian girl may not get the education that she needs, the job that she wants or the life partner that she deserves. She.is considered as a burden by the society and will be deprived a normal life. She will have to be dependent on others for the rest of her life enduring physical and mental abuse.
SAHI has taken up the 'The Hearing Impaired Girl Child Initiative' to provide succor to such hearing impaired girl children as The initiative aims to ensure an equal chance to live her life independently and fulfill her life's desires. This is possible because there is a treatment available for her hearing impairment.
In India, 4 in every 1000 babies born suffer from severe to profound hearing loss and they need to undergo state-of-the-art Cochlear Implant Surgery to lead a normal life like any other child. There are some who can afford the surgery, some who can barely afford the surgery and then there are those who can't afford to dream of getting this surgery.
Helping a hearing impaired girl child through Cochlear Implant Surgery will help her evolve Into .1 respectable citizen. She will be able to take care of herself and strive to achieve her dreams and ambitions. She will also be able to live life on her own terms rather than those unfairly imposed on her due to her inability to hear or speak, says Dr E.C. Vinay Kumar.
About Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired (SAHI): In November of 2004, a group of I N I surgeons, audiologists, and hospital management personnel, united with concerned citizens, to form SAHI. It is an Indian NGO that aims at helping underprivileged children with Impaired hearing. SAHI mainly seeks to identify and aid children living in rural areas, with little or no access to modern medical treatment. Since its establishment, SAHI has been addressing this problem by means of conducting camps in remote areas of the state. Children with learning disabilities or hearing loss are given hearing aids by SAHI and those with ear diseases are given free ear surgeries.
About Pink Crocodile
Pink Crocodile is an international not-for-profit organization focusing on supporting hearing impaired and complex needs children living under disadvantaged circumstances. In cooperation with SAHI, Pink Crocodile is supporting 'The Hearing Impaired Girl Child Initiative/ a projccl targeting hearing impaired girls under 15 years of age in India, as hearing impaired girls are In sever danger of getting physically and mentally abused in the society.