Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.
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[p][b]A journey of a lifetime in engineering's finest 3-wheeled creation[/b][/p][p][b]90[/b] Inexperienced International participants travelling over [b]2700km[/b] in [b]30 rickshaws[/b] across [b]5 States [/b]has got to be crazy but here we are embarking on this challenge.........[/p][p][b]Raising funds for [u]Cochlea Pune via SewaUK.[/u][/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]NOW ![/p][p]If you think this is a challenge - imagine growing up in a world unable to hear![/p][p]Did you know 800 children are born deaf every year in Pune?[/p][p]650 of those children do not have the ability to receive a proper education in Pune[/p][p]These children are born deaf but they are not born mute[/p][p]“Early detection and intervention can help these children speak and lead a normal life” – Dr Avinash M.Wachasunder M.S. (ENT) Practicing ENT surgeon[/p][p]Cochlea Pune for hearing and speech has been a growing charitable trust who specialise in supporting congenitally born deaf children from the age of 0 through to 6 years.[/p][p]Through early detection and intervention, the Cochlea team has become the trusted charity for mothers supporting their children. Starting with just one centre, one teacher and one student the centre has now spread its message and support across rural areas of Pune through to Goa.[/p][p]The charity now supports over 125 children to help them hear and speak with the assistance of over 35 teachers, hearing aids, providing speech therapy and most importantly through the specialist Swaranaad pre-school. The children learn language, mathematics and general knowledge. The Swaranaad pre-school encourages and gives each child the confidence to join mainstream schools and continue their education.[/p][p][b]“Let every deaf child speak”[/b][/p][p]Sewa UK, with the support of 90 volunteers are supporting Cochlea Pune to raise £150,000 to build a state of the art Swaranaad pre-school which will allow the Cochlea team to not only provide further support to current children but also allow the admission of further children.[/p][p][b]Click on [/b][url=http://www.sewauk.org/][b]www.sewauk.org[/b][/url][b] [/b]for more info on this project and on what else Sewa UK does.[/p][p][b]Thank you in advance for your support[/b][/p]