Narendra Kumar
Nature of disability:
Speech & hearing impairment
Educational qualification:
Class 10

Background: Narendra Kumar is 18 years old and is hearing impaired. His disability made him an introvert which also affected his self-confidence. He stayed away from his peers as he was not able to communicate with them properly. He was not able to perform well in his studies mainly because of the absence of any special attention to special children in the village school in which he was enrolled.

APD Intervention: His father approached APD through his cousin for further guidance. Narendra’s parents were concerned about his future education. Narendra didn’t have any future plans due to lack of self-confidence, his parents brought him to APD for the exposure. This exposure made him join the Fitter trade at APD. He was happy to communicate with other speech and hearing impaired children and was impressed to see students with multiple disabilities involved in various types of trainings. He learned sign language to communicate better.

After completion of the course he has joined the Orthotic and Prosthetic NGO and now supports his family.