FSF trainers conduct regular Literacy Classes, Sign Language Courses, personality development programs and training in social work for the deaf. About 200 deaf youth participate in these weekly classes at a local school. These classes have helped the participants cope with their deafness, overcome their handicap and adopt a more positive attitude to life in general. They also help to facilitate vocational training for the deaf and create employment opportunities for them. Through this project many deaf have started various self-employment ventures.
FSF organizes regular cultural events for the deaf, thereby giving them a forum to meet and interact. Other services to the deaf include marriage counseling, interpreter services, social and management counseling. All these initiatives have vastly improved the lives of the Deaf and have gone a long way in making them productive members of society.
Deaf children and youth often find it hard to communicate with their parents, friends and family. In many cases their relatives don’t take time to learn proper sign language and as result the youth get frustrated and a negative cycle of poor communication develops. In order to cope with this problem FCF has set up a club for the parents of the deaf youth and children, whereby the parents can discuss their problems, find solutions, share ideas and tips. This has proven to be a tremendous help to help both the children as well as the parents to grow in a positive manner.