Suraksha inaugurates Speech therapy and Vocational training programs in Srikakulam, AP in association with Sumitra Welfare Society. R. Sailaja, who is a speech-therapy specialist with a degree in ASLP (Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology), will be working with the girls using the Audiometers and Speech Trainers. In his address to the girls and the local community, Suraksha Founder and President Raj Gorla committed to unending support in their quest to overcome the barriers of silence and convert their liabilities into strengths.
Suraksha is also sponsoring G. Mohini, a vocational trainer, who will be teaching tailoring and embroidery on sewing machines provided by Suraksha. Other vocational training programs in Arts & Crafts, Candle Making, and Computers are in the works. Chief guest for the event, District Collector and Magistrate Saurabh Gaur, assured complete cooperation from the State Administration as well as allotted funds to improve existing infrastructure and equipment at the institute.
Suraksha also made a case for the inclusion of cochlear implants in the “Arogya Sri” Statewide Public Insurance coverage for the The District Collector also promised that children with substantial hearing loss will be funded by State programs to get Cochlear Implants, a procedure wherein a small, complex electronic device consisting of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin is implanted that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf. Suraksha also committed to provide scholarships for girls keen on higher education in Audiology and Special Education at National Institute of Hearing Handicapped (NIHH) in Hyderabad, AP