The Orlando Appreciation Dinner, hosted by generous Friends of Deaf Reach on 17th November, celebrated Richard and Heidi Geary for their dedicated efforts in empowering the marginalized Deaf community in Pakistan. Attendees at the event were genuinely moved as Richard shared Deaf Reach’s mission, highlighting the organization’s significant milestones and impact.
During the event, the audience expressed sincere appreciation and enthusiasm, particularly during Richard’s insightful presentation that walked them through Deaf Reach’s sustained efforts in empowering Deaf children, especially girls, in Pakistan. They were greatly impressed as Richard shared an example of how Deaf Reach played a role in transforming the life of one of its many students, Sadaf, by not only providing her with quality education but also enabling her to secure meaningful employment via its Job Placement Program.
Sadaf, who comes from a financially struggling background, received education at Deaf Reach, broke the poverty cycle, and is currently working at a reputable organization while being a financial support for her family. Her story is a powerful testament to the transformative power of quality education.