Samvaad Foundation activities
The Samvaad Foundation is the charitable arm of Samvaad Institute.
Preschool for children with hearing impairment
AVT for children with cochlear implants
Neuro rehab center for stroke and other neuro communication disorders
Infant screening at local hospitals
School for children with autism
Community based program for identification of speech and hearing disorders at 5 primary healthcare centres.
The staff and students of Samvaad Institute have raised funds for the following children:
Samuel – arranged for free surgery, surgery done in 2007, child presently goes to regular school.
Richard – raised Rs. 1 lakh, surgery done on 2012, child presently attends first standard in special school
Omar – raised Rs. 4 lakhs surgery done on 2012, child presently is at upper kindergarten in special school
Preetam – raised Rs. 5.5 lakhs, child presently attends second standard in special school
Whether you or a family member needs care, or you want to support our programs, give us a call
Phone: 080 65351150/51
Free speech and language rehabilitation for stroke / head injury patients
Samvaad Institute inaugurated the free service on December 03, 2011.
Assessment at concessional rates
All patients referred from Govt. hospitals are given access to all facilities at a nominal cost of Rs. 50.
Free speech and hearing camps at the Institute
Speech and hearing camps are conducted in the Institute regularly.
Free camps in schools
The Institute conducts camps in schools to help early identification of speech and language disorders in children.
Let your actions speak louder than words
You can make a difference by supporting our community programs.
Infant screening program at the government hospital
We have taken up the initiative of screening new born babies at the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Shivajinagar, Bangalore. Approximately 200 babies are screened every month. In case the babies fail the test we follow up with them at regular intervals to confirm the hearing status. Children with hearing impairment are referred for hearing aid fitting and speech therapy at the institute. All our services are provided free of cost.
Community based program for identification of speech and language disorders
At Samvaad, we have adopted five primary health centres where we screen all children from birth to 5 years for speech and language disorders. Our team then visits the families and refers them for a detailed assessment and therapy which is provided free of cost.
Speech therapy for stroke patients
Many of the patients who have suffered from stroke have severe speech issues. You can help enable a stroke patient on the road to recovery by sponsoring 6 months of their speech therapy.
Your selflessness has great impact
At Samvaad, we are grateful to our trustees and donors who have contributed generously towards the growth of the institute.
Sanjay Kejeriwal, MD, Mysore Exports Pvt. Ltd., donated Rs. 10.5 lakhs towards purchase of BERA equipment.
Sanjay Kejariwal inaugurating the BERA testing room
Latter Day Saints Charities representatives presenting the cheque to Radhika Poovayya, Director, Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing.
Karnataka NRI Forum, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, donated towards upgradation of Therapy Center.
- Col. and Mrs. Ganapathy, Mysore
- Mrs. Prasanna, Bangalore
- Firepro Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
- Drapes Avenue, Bangalore
- Veneta Cucine, Bangalore
We acknowledge with thanks the Rotary club of RT Nagar, Lions club of Yelahanka and Lions club of RT Nagar for their support in conducting free camps and free school screening camps.
- Donation of books from our well wishers
- Dr. M N Hegde, California, USA
- Dr. Giri Sundar, Philadelphia, USA
- Dr. Subhash Bhatnagar, USA
- Dr. Venkatgiri, Iowa, USA
- Ms. Monju Appayya, Ohio, USA
- Ms. Yash Muthanna, Coonoor, India
- Mr. Kiran and Mrs. Archana, Arizona, USA
- Mr. Satish K S, California, USA
Donations towards cochlear implants for needy hearing impaired children
- Mrs. Brinda Kumble, Mysore
- Dr. Kumar, Dubai
- Mr. Vijay Lobo, Bangalore
- Arun Medicals and General Stores, Bangalore
- Ms. Jyotsna Dhawan, Bangalore
- Ms. Sarita Kumar, Mysore
- Mr. Sitaram Rao Vallum, Bangalore
- Mr. Gangoli, Mysore
- Mr. Sanjay BC, Hi Tech Blow Moulders Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
- Sri Krishna Diamonds, Bangalore
- Mr. Ranjeet Singh, Bangalore
- Mr. Nisar and Mr Vinay, Bangalore
- Ms. Rizwana and family, Bangalore