The Deaf Reach Program is working to meet the great need for Deaf Education in Pakistan. Deaf Reach is continually expanding its programs to empower marginalized urban and rural deaf youth, the majority of whom are economically challenged, to provide them a brighter future. The program’s innovative and holistic approach focuses on education and skills training; teacher development; advocacy; job placement; and the creation of educational resources for the Deaf.

Deaf Reach Schools, Training Centers and Colleges

Less than 5% of Pakistan’s estimated one million deaf children attend school. Deaf Reach is one of the only branch networks of schools catering to the Deaf community, providing a full circle solution from education and skills training, teacher development and parent training, to job placement and community inclusion.

The program’s technology-based approach focuses on education and skills development, development of teachers, and the creation of digital Pakistan Sign Language educational resources for the Deaf.

Teacher Training

Teacher training for both hearing and deaf candidates is critical to meeting the educational needs of deaf children. Deaf Reach provides teacher development programs for deaf graduates that enable them to pursue a career in Deaf education. Read More

Parent Training

Our Parent Training Program provides monthly sign language and literacy classes to parents and families of deaf students, enabling them to be active participants in their deaf child’s development and improve their literacy skills. See More

Pakistan Sign Language​

Deaf Reach has developed an innovative approach for Deaf Education through the production of digital learning resources to make language development and education accessible nationwide.

The PSL team is comprised of educators, teachers, PSL sign developers, curriculum designers, and respected leaders of the Deaf community and interpreters. Deaf Reach envisions a future where education is a reality for all deaf children in Pakistan. Learn More

Job Placement

The Job Placement Program provides employment opportunities for Deaf Reach graduates. To date, over 1,500 young deaf men and women have acquired employment in various companies, as well as careers in Deaf Education. Read More

Dast’Khat Innovations

Deaf Reach’s innovative Dast’Khat program was created to empower deaf students to create marketable merchandise. The Dast’Khat products Deaf Reach students create are signature, handcrafted products including pottery; arts and crafts; sewing and embroidery. Learn More