VConnect Foundation, is a parent support group for children with hearing loss. Founded in 2007, by Vahishtai J Daboo and Fatema Jagmaag, both parents of children with hearing loss, who are also experts and practicing professionals in the field enabling children to ‘listen and speak’.

VConnect is a supportive network for families of children committed to listening and spoken language and all these children use hearing devices to listen. It is a Not-for-profit organisation which caters to families from diverse backgrounds and income levels. The organisation services over 1500 parents across fifteen circles in nine cities and states in India and neighbouring countries and an international circle in Kenya.

Our Purpose

VConnect’s purpose is to support, educate, empower, provide hope and guidance to parents in their journey to mainstream their children as successful, contributing members of society. VConnect fulfils its purpose by creating platforms and networks, both real and virtual, to help connect parents with experts, device companies, agencies, centres, clinics and educational institutions, as well as provide forums for parents and children to interact with and draw support from.

Aligned to our overall purpose we have defined our Mission and Vision as under:

To mainstream children with hearing loss by providing hope and empowerment to their parents and primary caregivers and co-creating an ecosystem that fosters a culture of inclusiveness.

In the fulfillment of our Mission and Vision we have identified Education, Mental Health, Knowledge Hub and Advocacy as our four key focus areas.

Our Circle

Mumbai

Pune

Bangalore

Gujarat

Delhi

Vidarbha

Marathwada

Rajasthan

Dhule/Nashik

VConnect Foundation Global Reach

(which comprises of Rest of India, Africa, Middle East, Srilanka, South East Asia)

The VConnect Foundation Team

Trustees

Vahishtai J Daboo

Co-founder and Managing Trustee

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Fatema Jagmaag

Co-founder and Trustee

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Jeroo Buhariwala

Trustee

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Principal Advisor

Mr. Jamshed K Daboo

Principal Advisor and an Executive Board Member

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Legal Advisor

Rhia Marshall

Legal Advisor

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Executive Committee Members

Bapsy Patel

Executive Committee Member

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Purvee Parekh

is a parent and an Executive Board Member

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Programme Director Mental Health

Juliee Thakkar

Mental Health Director

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Programme Coordinator

Behroze Billimoria

Programme Coordinator and a Mental Health Facilitator

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Administrator – Funding

Kashmira Surti

Administrator

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Administrator – Data

Vaishali Pendurkar

Data Administrator

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