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Our Services

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Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) former Karachi Deaf Welfare Association (KDWA) was established in 1987 by few dynamic deaf...

To provide Financial as well as Moral Support to all Deaf who are deprived of basic necessities of life our aims and objectives are...

To Empower Deaf Women for every challenge comes in their lives, our aims and objectives are...

To provide Best Educational Environment to Deaf Students to explore their talents and aptitudes...

To facilitate deaf for acquiring education and to spread sign language education our objectives are...

Realizing the problems and hurdles face by deaf in Pakistan, PAD is planning to establish CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR DEAF...

Welcome to Pakistan Association of the Deaf

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Welcome to the website of Pakistan Association of the Deaf. 

Pakistan Association of the Deaf is a non-profit organization which began in 1987 to help and support deaf community in solving their problems. The role of PAD is to empower, educate and develop leadership skills in deaf community and promote S.H.O (self help organization concept) in them.

We provide our services to the deaf community and only receive limited government funding and support, we rely heavily on the generosity of the community to help us continue to make a difference.

Please help us provide a brighter future to the deaf community.

Click on Annual Report.pdf to download.

Click on Report donation of projector to download.

Videos

News & Announcement

Seminar on “Marriage realted affairs” by PAD’s women wing

2019-05-15


On 2nd September 2006; Women wing of Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) arranged a program for deaf persons and their families. There were two main objectives of this program.

  1. brining deaf families closer and to help in match making of deaf singles
  2. awareness raising about AIDS, Cousin marriage and marriage related issues 150 persons (42 families of the deaf) attended this program.

Ms. Shahida Ibrahim, Chairperson Women wing of PAD welcomed all guests and gave brief detail about the difficulties faced by deaf persons due to information inaccessibly. She also stressed that parents of deaf person should learn sign language and when arranging marriage must make sure that their son / daughter is happy with the decision.

Dr. Shehla Baqai delivered the speech on AIDS and related topics. Later, deaf persons and their families asked questions and said it was much informative event for them.


Seminar on “Information Accessiblity” in collaboration with APCD

2019-05-15

On the July 10, 2006, Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD), in technical collaboration with Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) arranged a seminar on Assistive Technologies, and information accessibility for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), at Aga Khan University Hospital AKU Auditorium

More than 80 participants from different cross disabilities organizations from all over the Pakistan and students from universities of Karachi attended this seminar.


Right of Driving for Deaf Persons

2019-05-15


On June 05, 2006, PAD arranged a seminar and walk on the issue of “right of driving for deaf persons”. Mr. Mansoor Majeed, General Secretary PAD, gave a brief introduction about association’s activities. Mr. Irfan Mumtaz, President PAD, said that deaf community is facing many problem because they are not allowed to drive.

Besides hundreds of Deaf participants, representatives from Home Dept., Traffic Police, Lawyer, and ENT specialist also attend the seminar.


Seminar on Web Accessiblity and Assistive Devices

2019-05-15


On March 25, 2006, Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) arranged an awareness raising seminar on web accessiblity and assistive devices. The aim of the seminar was to raise the awarenss about web accessiblity, and share the knowledge about web accessbility that we earned from APCD.

Mr. Noman Saigal – Advisor to Chief Minister on Information Technology was the chief Guest. Two assistive devices “talking hand” by Sir Syed University Students, and “Deaf AidCo” by a deaf member of PAD were presented.


16 – 20 March 2006 – Visit of Kashmir – Earthquake affected areas

2019-05-13


On March 25, 2006, Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) arranged an awareness raising seminar on web accessiblity and assistive devices. The aim of the seminar was to raise the awarenss about web accessiblity, and share the knowledge about web accessbility that we earned from APCD.

In March, President Irfan Mumtaz, General Secretary Mansoor Majeed, and Advisor / Special Projects Co-ordinator Muhammad Akram visited different areas (Kotli, Rawalkot, Bagh, Muzafrabad) of Kashmir. This Aim was to observe the situation of deaf community after earthquake, and to establish our network with deaf community of AJK.


Pad's Education

Deaf Empowerment & Education Centers

PAD'S EDUCATION

Deaf Empowerment & Education Center Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) established in 1987 is serving the CAUSE OF THE DEAF by imparting Education in Computer Literacy,

ENGLISH CLASS

Since start, PAD realized the importance of English Language. PAD is providing English language course for deaf students. Since the emergence of communication tools (email, chat, SMS)

COMPUTER CLASS

The field of information technology is growing day by day. At PAD, computer related courses are taught by skilled I.T. professionals

COOKING CLASS

Cooking classes for Deaf women are held at PAD every Saturday. Knowledge about the accessories used in kitchen is also imparted to deaf women so that they would be able to purchase..

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS

Learning sign language is the basic right of every deaf individual. Unfortunately in Pakistan, sign language is not known to many deaf persons especially those residing in the rural areas.

BASIC LITERACY CLASS

Basic literacy program is designed for those who have never been to school. Main focus is on education. After the completion of course, students can take admission in schools or appear

LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

Deaf people use sign language to communicate. Parents, teachers and others can become sign language interpreters. Deaf people face communication problem within their family, schools, universities, courts, office, hospitals and seminars etc.

BRILLIANT STUDENTS

PAD is successfully running its Development and Education System and is trying to provide quality education to deaf children. We are successfully applying Deaf to Deaf education. Many students have completed courses from PAD.

PROJECT'S

As a Not-for-Profit organization, continued incursion of funds for the enhancement of our projects is required. test Please select your area of interest and support us generously. (click on links below for details)

Managing Committee


Donors & Well Wishers

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