Transforming Deaf Children’s Future Through Education

Deaf Reach NA is a non-profit organization committed to the education and empowerment of deaf children and youth in Pakistan. We believe that every child deserves access to language development and education that will enable them to reach their potential. We support the development of digital educational technologies for deaf education to build capacity in schools for the Deaf and to reach unschooled deaf children in Pakistan. Our goal is to build a brighter future for Deaf children across Pakistan.

Young Deaf girl happy to go to school
Deaf Reach NA

Our Mission & Vision

Deaf Reach NA believes that every child has a right to have access to quality education in learning-rich environments. We support Deaf Reach schools and programs centered around a common goal of education for Pakistan’s Deaf, particularly underprivileged children.

We are committed to improving the quality of life and future of deaf children and youth through supporting education and sign language programs, skills training and job placement programs.


Deaf Reach NA envisions a future where education is a reality for all deaf children in Pakistan, as we work together with our local communities to educate, empower, and inspire.

Richard Geary, Founder of Deaf Reach Schools receiving Sitara-i-Khidmat Award by President Arif Alvi

Sitara-i-Khidmat Award 2020

Richard Geary, founder of Deaf Reach NA and the Deaf Reach Program was the recipient the civil award of Sitara-I-Khidmat 2020 in recognition of his service to Pakistan, conferred by President Dr. Arif Alvi.

Hamdan ICESCO Award presented to Richard Geary, Founder of Deaf Reach Schools

Hamdan-ICESCO Award 2023

Deaf Reach, a program of FESF, has become the first Pakistani organization to win the notable Hamdan-ICESCO Prize for Voluntary Development of Education Facilities in the Islamic world.

Richard Geary, Founder of Deaf Reach Schools, received the WISE Award

WISE Award 2018

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and initiative of the Qatar Foundation, awarded FESF’s “Technology-Based Deaf Education” the 2018 WISE Award for its innovative approach to addressing educational challenges.

P@SHA Award presented to FESF's Deaf Reach program

P@SHA Award 2018

FESF’s Deaf Reach program was awarded Pakistan’s prestigious P@SHA 2018 Award – Inclusion and Community Service category, in recognition of its development of tech-based resources for Deaf Education.

Deaf Reach NA

Organization information

Deaf Reach NA, a program of FESFna, is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (EIN 47-5488861) to support the education of underprivileged deaf children in Pakistan. Deaf Reach NA supports Deaf Reach programs of the Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) in Pakistan. To learn more about FESF Pakistan, visit their website.

A group of happy Deaf students

Deaf Reach Schools Annual Impact

Students enrolled in 8 Deaf Reach campuses
Teachers trained as Deaf Educators each year
0 Million km
Pick and drop for students in urban and rural areas

Working Together to
Empower Deaf Children

By sponsoring deaf students or classrooms, we can work together to provide them with a brighter future.

Happy Deaf girls signing the love sign

Global Partners