Activities

PAD’s Computer Literacy Center
At PAD’s Computer Literacy Center, deaf teachers teaches deaf students using Sign Language. Here we teach office automation, Email + internet, presentation skills and graphics tools. A number of deaf students who learned I.T. courses at PAD got jobs in different companies.

Dated: 2019-05-13

English Language Course
Since start PAD realized the importance of English Language and started providing the training of English language course to deaf students. After the emergence of communication tools (Email, SMS, instant messaging software) more and more deaf people became interested in English Language course, as this gave them freedom to communicate with worldwide deaf community. Moreover these latest communication tools are effectively utilized in English language.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Sign Language Committee
PAD promotes the natural language of the deaf (Sign Language). Sign language committee at PAD has been working since many years and has published 5 books on Pakistan Sign Language. PAD has also developed a CD on Pakistan Sign Language in collaboration with IUCN/SDNPK.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Public Awareness Programs
PAD not only organizes different social events for public awareness, but also arranges seminars and programs for the cause. So far we have arranged walks on the Rights of persons with disabilities, seminar on Right of access to information, Right of driving and also celebrated Aids Day, Children’s Day, Independence Day etc.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Job Placement
Finding job is really a hard task for some people, especially for people with disabilities. PAD has always tried to help deaf people in finding jobs so that they can earn some income and live independently. In past, we were able to help some deaf people in finding job by convincing companies to help deaf people. But at the same time we feel that there is lot more to do in this field, we are planning a new strategy (skill + job) and hoping that this strategy will helps us in future. KFC Restaurant opened a branch for the first time in Pakistan that is run and maintained by deaf persons. KFC experienced it in Malaysia and then in Pakistan. Deaf persons from PAD were selected to work at KFC and they are performing their duties well.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Recreational Programs
PAD always takes care of needs for healthy mind. Healthy body is must for healthy mind, so we try to provide our members and their families some happy moments. These recreational tours not only give them relaxation but also bring these families more closer that helps in finding new friends and opportunities for making matches for their deaf relatives.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Basic Literacy Course
Since long PAD has been offering basic literacy course to deaf children and adults who were not able to go to formal school for some reasons. In this course we teach basic Urdu, English, Math etc. The aim of this program is to fight against illiteracy and make them able to read, write and understand Urdu/English at some level.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Sign Language Course
Deaf community lives with hearing community; we always encourage hearing people to learn sign language and break the barrier of communication to support us in building an inclusive society. PAD always welcomes hearing people who want to learn sign language for either reason (for becoming teacher of the deaf or communicating with their deaf children or relatives etc). Our sign language course is open for all hearing people.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Summer Course
In summer vacations PAD offers packages that include help in education problems, fun time with computer, artwork and recreational tours.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Helping Affiliated Organizations
PAD has many affiliated member organizations. Most organizations are from rural areas. PAD always encourages them to come out freely, and share information with others. We are also encouraging them to set up computer literacy center in their centers/clubs. In this connection, we have also offered training to their key persons. PAD also supports poor and needy deaf individuals through Zakat fund.

Dated: 2019-05-13

Marriage Affairs of the Deaf
We have a women wing to look after deaf women affairs. Marriage counseling and match making is one of the responsibility of women wing. Deaf + Deaf marriages are more successful but as deaf are less in number than hearing community, their families feel difficulties in finding appropriate match for their deaf children. Parents of deaf girls face more problems in finding a trustworthy match. Many deaf girls become overage just because of unavailability of suitable match. PAD, being an association of the deaf, feel the responsibility to help parents of these deaf children. In past we arranged many successful marriages of deaf boys and girls as we are willing to help more and more families.

Dated: 2019-05-13

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.


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