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Sponsor a childsponsor

Some 160 children at the school for the deaf are individually sponsored from the UK. We are trying to find sponsors for the others. Sponsoring is an easy and very direct way of helping to improve a child’s life.
Sponsors receive a picture of the child and an update on the child’s progress from time to time, as well as a general update on the school. In turn the children write occasionally or send cards or drawings.
The cost of feeding, housing, clothing and educating a child is around £40 a month. Sponsors donate as much as they can towards this by a one-off payment or standing order, gift aided where possible.
Sylvia says: “The children love to receive cards and small presents from their sponsor for special occasions like Christmas and birthdays. Many have never received such a present before and it is a real delight to see their excitement and pleasure.”
Please contact Angela Clark on 0113 2677660 or download a Sponsorship Form below.

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Deceased students, staff, supporters and benefactors and their families and friends were remembered.

The School

Rangammal School
for hearing impaired children


Deafness is a common problem in Indian villages: Sylvia was asked to help by the Government. In 1966 she responded by setting up a boarding school where 200 children with profound hearing impairments are fed, clothed and educated to a high standard, entirely free of charge.
The children come to the school from the age of four and stay until they are at least 16. Exam results are excellent and the school is top of the district league tables. An increasing number of children are now going on to university and are graduating with distinction.
Class sizes have to be kept small, with no more than 8 children per teacher. There are 24 classrooms and 35 teachers. All of the children are given hearing aids and some classrooms have audio systems.


The children produce excellent written and artistic work. Sporting skills are strong, especially in cricket and dance. Despite their disabilities, the children are often described by visitors as the happiest children in the world.
A dairy farm is attached to the school, providing good quality milk to all the projects.
Two early intervention classes help very young children who attend each day with their mothers.
The school offers a sound education and excellent pastoral care leading to good exam results and much improved employment prospects for the children. In recent years all these basics have been enhanced by teaching the children English, providing them with digital hearing aids and intensive IT studies.  

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The dining room