JS Academy for the Deaf is a project of Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation and Noor-E-Ali Trust. It is one of the best charity institutions imparting education to Deaf children in the country with a unique concept of having an open door policy, allowing all the deaf children to avail higher education without any age restrictions.
It is the only school in Pakistan where 9 Deaf Teachers have been employed and have received on job training to conduct research in this field. In addition it has an art gallery where deaf people can come, exhibit and showcase their art work allowing them to sell the paintings to earn a decent livelihood.
To celebrate the excellent academic results of the students, an award ceremony was held and the inauguration of a Gymnasium conducted. The students continue to excel in their academic studies with straight A’s being achieved throughout in Matric and Higher Secondary level as been over the last 7 years. To mark this auspicious occasion, Mr and Mrs Jahangir Siddiqui, Mr Ali J Siddiqui, Mr Ali Raza Siddiqui along with their spouses, senior representatives of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation and many other notable guests were also present and spoke regarding the initiative.
Mr & Mrs Jahangir Siddiqui inaugurated a Gymnasium at the JS Academy for the Deaf and participated in the Awards Distribution ceremony to honor the high achievers within the student body and staff members. Mr Jahangir Siddiqui commented that the “JS Academy is going from strength to strength and this gives us the drive and encouragement to further expand our support for such causes. He also emphasized that they look forward to continue promoting such initiatives for the social development of the Pakistani society as a whole”.
Mrs Jahangir Siddiqui noted “Such efforts are the building stone of a prosperous society based on moral equality and quality living for people from all walks of life. She further added that, the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation has always been in the forefront to support and initiate such endeavors”.
The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide healthcare, education and social enterprise through sustainable development to underprivileged members of society with a special focus on women, minorities, children and disabled individuals. The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation and JS Bank have been a strong advocate of various philanthropic activities in the past as well, including extensive relief efforts in the 2005 earthquake, 2008 IDP crisis and the 2010-11 floods.