Who are We
Sounds of Silence is an initiative straight from the heart of a chosen few who wish to fill the lives of million Deaf and Mute kids across cities, borders, nations with the beauty of expression and art of communication. Your old unused phones and our efforts will be used to understand them Let us empower them in their battle against silence and let them Express themselves.
Our First Step towards being Change Leaders. A glimpse of what Team SOS has been doing… a glimpse of the immense pleasure the trainers get to see with the kids learning and smiling….a feeling that makes us all proud to be a part of Team SOS, who want to make a difference in the society and make their lives worthy!!!
Moving towards a Non-Voice Centre
The Hearing Impaired students, through SOS, receive a 2 month training course in each of the following domains:
1) Search Engine Optimization
2) Email Marketing
3) Data Entry
SOS has collaborated with several small and mid-sized companies, which are outsourcing their online marketing work to the deaf through Sounds Of Silence. This has, in-turn, provided employment opportunities to more than 50 Hearing and Speech Impaired kids across Mumbai, Delhi and Pune, who were sitting idle, out of work just a few months back.
SOS seeks more such small businesses and companies, who wish to outsource their work to us, which will thus help us in providing employment to many such hearing and speech impaired students who are trained, skilled and wish to work.
In a nutshell, this idea came to me while I was doing my social internship as a part of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. All urban youngsters in India and abroad have had SMS, texting, typing, Blackberry Messenger, Skype or atleast one of these as a part of growing up. We cannot deny that to a considerable extent all of these technological factors have helped us groom our personalities and connect us to the outside world-friends, family, colleagues, clients etc. I’m being selfish. Not for myself but for these kids who’ve never had anyone to teach them to communicate in ways other than textbooks and sign language. They’ve never had anyone to help them express themselves and feel even an ounce like normal kids of their age. I’m being selfish and taking the first step towards something so noble and complacent. I just know , My idea is genuine and Deaf/ Mute kids can see the world in totally different fashion by a plain SMS.