On the 30th of September, the BBA students with S P Jain, Mumbai were taken on a tour they would remember. The Mumbai Jags experienced something new. They visited the Rochiram T. Thadani School for the hearing impaired, a school in Chembur, Mumbai, built to diagnose, educate, and empower children with aural impairment. Later, the cohort had lunch at Mirchi and Mime, a restaurant with a twist – staffed with individuals who are hearing impaired.
On arrival at the Rochiram Thadani School, the cohort was addressed by the Principal, Mrs. Poonam Sawant. She explained to the batch that just providing hearing aids to students was not enough, since there are many forms of deafness. As such, all pupils have to first pass through what she termed as “the heart of the school” – the audiology laboratory. Here the students’ impairment is diagnosed and the right equipment is chosen and customised for them.