In many communities, there is a common misconception that deaf people are either mentally challenged or physically handicapped. They are not expected to carry out everyday routine tasks without supervision or assistance that hearing people can otherwise. Due to this, many hearing people still strongly believe that deaf people are dependent, and forever will be because they can’t hear and therefore, can’t do anything else that hearing people are capable of doing well. When deaf people are given training in marketable skills their employment opportunities increase, it builds their experience, they can have better career options, and their technical skills can be improved. This not only gives them a sense of achievement at the end of the day, but also eliminates the misconception of put forward by the society.
All Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers provide academic literacy, formal education and vocational training skills to its students in state-of-the-art facilities. All branches of Deaf Reach Schools are equipped with labs offering vocational training skills in courses such as IT skills, cooking and nutrition, arts, handicrafts, weaving, sewing, embroidery, screen printing, and tailoring. These courses are offered to all students, ages 12 and over.
Vocational Training is not just a desire that needs to be fulfilled but a necessity that should be provided to all deaf children so they can grow up to be independent and successful individuals. Deaf people are equally capable of doing their part and contributing in making their own community/ society a better place.