Why we started?

Have you ever interacted with a Deaf person in your surroundings? I bet you wondered how do they survive in a world without the ability to hear. In Pakistan, more than 10 Million people have some level of hearing loss and they are still discriminated against. 

Our CEO, Azima Dhanjee, is a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA). Growing up, she was the interpreter for her parents at all instances and her unavailability led to her parents’ missing out on opportunities. It always bothered her to witness her parents’ not being able to communicate independently. This became the motivation behind starting ConnectHear.

ConnectHear is focused on providing professional sign language interpretation services through video-based and in-person mediums. Our mission is to give the Deaf individuals of Pakistan the tools they need to make communication accessible to them, allowing them to be truly independent.

Within the course of our establishment, ConnectHear has achieved many milestones. Our initiatives have sequentially opened up a gateway for us to connect with hearing individuals and organisations involved with social advocacy and inclusion of undermined communities.

Join our mission today and together, let’s make Pakistan inclusive for the Deaf.

 

 

 

Our Team

 
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Azima Dhanjee

CEO/Cofounder

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Syed Talal Ali

Production and Content Manager

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Eman Ahsan

Sign Language Trainer - Karachi

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Arhum Ishtiaq

CTO/Cofounder

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Zainab Syed

Marketing and Outreach Manager

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Yawer Mustafa

Junior Production Manager

Accessibility Allies

 

Achievements

 
The Diana Award 2019
GSEA Global Finalist 2019
Community and Social Inclusion 2018
APICTA Awards 2018
IBA Social Entrepreneurship Winner
HF Youth Entrepreneurship Winner
Pakistan Startup Cup 2018 Finalist
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Media Mentions

 
The Diana Award 2019