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160 of the children at the school for the deaf are individually sponsored from the UK and we are trying to find sponsors for the others. Sponsoring a child is an easy and very direct way of helping Sylvia’s work.
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 pay as much as they can towards this by 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 a birthday 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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Rangammal School
for hearing impaired children

Deafness is a common problem in Indian villages and Sylvia was asked by the Government to help in 1992 She built a boarding school in 1996, where 200 profoundly deaf children are fed, clothed and educated to a high standard, entirely free of charge.

The children come to the school from the age of 4 and stay until they are at least 16. Exam results are excellent and the school is top of the district league tables. Several children have gone on to University and graduated 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.


Partly because of their deafness, the children compensate with excellent written and artistic work. The boys are superb cricketers and both boys and girls are brilliant dancers. Despite their disabilities, the children are often described as the happiest children in the world.

A dairy farm is attached to the school with 35 milking cows providing good quality milk to all the projects.

The school also hosts 2 early intervention classes for very young children who come in 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