VAANI, Deaf Children’s Foundation HONOURED AS 2013 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT

New Award is based on Positive Online Reviews

Kolkata, West Bengal, 24 September 2013–VAANI, Deaf Children’s Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Sandhya Srinivasan, Director, VAANI. She adds, “We are proud of our accomplishments upto this year, including reaching out to 15078 deaf children, 8178 parents and 4178 professionals through awareness programmes, skill based training programmes, capacity building programmes and workshops on the social and emotional needs of deaf children in the states of Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra through local partners.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that VAANI received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.  For example, one person wrote, “VAANI is a leading organisation in the field of Hearing Impairment. VAANI team comprises of dedicated, enthusiastic, optimistic and professional workers. They are enabling the Hearing Impaired children to lead a life of respect and dignity through their high caliber trainings for families of deaf children and professionals working in this field, projects on advocacy of the rights and equal opportunities of Hearing Impaired children, early intervention programmes and interventions on formal education in schools. Their approach to reach to the grassroots level of the society, to the villages apart from the town areas is remarkable.” (Ritu Prasad)

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, VAANI was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with VAANI have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization.  The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit.  This award is a form of recognition by the community.

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