EKVIRA MULTIPURPOSE FOUNDATION AKOLA empowers the parents and engages with communities around the world to transform the lives of their children who are deaf and hard of hearing. 

    We envision an inclusive world where children who are deaf and hard of hearing can achieve their personal best without being constrained by where they live and what their family can afford.


    Ekvira Multipurpose Foundation Akola (EMFA) is the registered non-profit, independent organization NGO under charitable Trust Act 1950 founded by Mr. Shrikant Bansod and Mrs. Suchita Bansod, Parents of CWHI.

    Foundation is registered under Society Registration Act 1860 (MAHA/186/2008) & Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (F- 12382 AK) also registered as ‘charitable trust’ U/s 12 A & 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.Trust activity in disability area is approved by commissioner of persons with disability, Government of Maharashtra.

    Believing that, the previous executive board has worked consistently with dedication and still the important steps ahead, the previous executive committee will continue for next tenure with the generosity of all the trustees.

    People residing in rural areas, could not avail speech therapy and education by the oral method for their child. Main thing is that, oral-aural habilitation of hearing impairment is a costly affair, so that in the year 2008 our foundation came forward to deal with the issue of children with hearing impairment. Foundation runs all the activities without any government grants. Thanks to all our donors, supporters and well-wishers, parents for believing in us and ensuring BALVIKAS SPECIAL SCHOOL AND KENDRA OF EMFA which continues to do what it has set out to do. They have given deaf children and their families a voice.

    Habilitation is need of those who have congenital hearing loss, and the correct word for training a person with congenital hearing loss is called, auditory habilitation they are trained to listen, learn and talk.

    Commissioner of persons with disability, Government of Maharashtra, Pune Awarded ‘A ‘grade to set up of Balvikas special school and Balvikas Kendra, a setup of early intervention and parents training. Both of these registrations are renewed for next five years and approved up to 31 march 2021 and 31 march 2022 respectively.

    The program is constructed to bring these kids into the hearing & speaking world. It also enable them to get education in General school with normal peers. Educating young children with Hearing Impairment is a family affair. Parents encouragement is done by involving them in the academic activities i.e treated as an equal partners.


    We enable these children with hearing impairment to listen, learn and talk. We educate them so as to get the participating normal hearing members in the  society. Enabling hearing impaired to hear, speak learn & educate them to be a part of normal hearing society.

    We are running ’Balvikas Kendra’ a rehabilitation center & speech hearing language training center & parent training center for young deaf children


    We began with 2 kids (2008) and now the capacity of 50. 71 hearing impaired children integrated into primary education in general schools of their choice; equal numbers of parents are trained to deal problem of their special child and to build the support system at home.

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