Our Story

Founded in 1984
Serving Pakistan
> 1,000 Enrolled
> 5,000 Graduated

Family Education Services Foundation (FESF) was founded by Richard and Heidi Geary in 1984. As parents of a deaf child, they discovered that programs for the deaf, particularly in developing countries, were very limited in scope.

Richard and Heidi researched and established programs that would enhance deaf education and community integration, inaugurating the Deaf Reach Program in Karachi, where an informal education club was established for deaf youth.

Today, Deaf Reach offers high quality education to more than 1,000 deaf students across Pakistan, with most coming from low income households. More than 5,000 deaf youth have completed Deaf Reach's training programs to date.

In addition to providing formal education, from kindergarten to college, Deaf Reach conducts marketable skills training programs that prepare deaf youth for gainful employment. Hundreds of deaf youth have been employed through Deaf Reach's job placement program.

Who We Are

In 2015, FESF North America (FESFna) was established. FESFna is committed to the education and empowerment of Deaf children and youth in all aspect of their lives.

Our goal continues to be the building of a brighter future for Deaf children across Pakistan.

Founded in 1984
Serving Pakistan
> 1,000 Enrolled
> 5,000 Graduated
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What We Believe In?

FESFna believes that every child has a right to have access to quality education. Our schools, programs and global initiatives center around a common goal of education for Pakistan's Deaf, particularly underprivileged children.

There are over 1 million Deaf children in Pakistan, but less than 5% have access to education. Help us to provide a brighter future for these children.

In additional to formal education, our students are provided with vocational training labs offering courses in ICT, cooking and nutrition, arts, handicrafts, beautician, pottery, weaving, sewing, embroidery, screen printing, and tailoring, all of which will help them excel later in life.

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