From Isolation to Empowerment – Meet Farah

Growing up deaf in a family of 8 siblings, Farah felt isolated and excluded. Despite her family’s best efforts, Farah was unable to communicate with them because they did not know how to communicate in sign language – the native language of a deaf child.   Farah’s life changed when she discovered Deaf Reach School and […]

Richard Geary speaks at the event by the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Richard Geary, Founder of the Deaf Reach Program was invited to speak at the side event hosted by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for this year’s event was Breaking the Divide: Connecting Communities. His insightful presentation walked notable audience members through the Deaf Reach model focused on empowering deaf […]

A Story of Fulfilling Dreams – Meet Maimoona

As the only deaf member in her family, Maimoona faced challenges in communication and struggled to receive quality education while studying in a non-sign language based school system. However, it all changed when she enrolled in Deaf Reach School in Karachi, which not only provided her with education but also helped her realize her potential […]

Deaf Reach students win 2nd prize in Enterprise Challenge Pakistan 2022-23

We are delighted to share that our Deaf Reach students have made us proud by winning the 2nd Prize in the prestigious Enterprise Challenge Pakistan 2022-23, competing against talented young entrepreneurs from across Pakistan. It is a moment of pride for us being the first-ever and the only deaf school to participate and showcase our […]

Karachi Golf Tournament 2023

Deaf Reach hosted its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament with the support of its title sponsor, KFC Pakistan, in February 2023.   The 18-hole tournament, held at DHA Golf & Country Club, reflected the community’s overwhelming support, with 130 golfers participating. It was planned in the Texas Scramble format with teams of 4 players and two […]

Inauguration Ceremony of Karachi Campus

Deaf Reach hosted the Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, who inaugurated the newly renovated Deaf Reach campus in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. He toured the campus to view the academic and skills training facilities and interacted with the students and staff members. The Chief Minister was greatly impressed by the high standard of the facilities […]

Collaboration with UCP Lahore

We are proud to announce our recent collaboration with the University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore.  FESF has signed an MoU with the Faculty of Languages and Literature at UCP, with the aim to promote collaboration in areas of mutual interest. Through initiatives such as internships and sign language classes, we aim to empower the next […]

Access to Media (Deaf) Persons Act approved by the President

2023 brings with it a wonderful step toward inclusion in Pakistan.  President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi has approved the “Access to Media (Deaf) Persons Act.” This means that all TV channels, including news and entertainment, will now have sign language interpretation for Deaf persons.   The Act also provides that after one year of the commencement […]

Deaf Reach Awarded ICESCO Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award

We are thrilled to announce that Deaf Reach is a winner of the prestigious ICESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance. The award honors outstanding projects and pays tribute to institutions in charge of voluntary and charity initiatives in the field of education in the Islamic world.  The three winners were: the […]