March 3rd is World Hearing Day. Dompet Dhuafa USA has donated $2,500 of zakat money toward Care for the Deaf Indonesia (Peduli Tuna Rungu Indonesia) program managed by our partner, @ddjateng (Dompet Dhuafa Central Java). The program helps deaf and hearing-impaired children from low-income families get the assessment screening and distribution of hearing aids that they would otherwise not be able to afford.
The program further provides training for the children to help them navigate the new sounds, as well as speech therapy. The hearing aids cost anywhere between $150 to $450 depending on the deafness level of the child. Insya Allah, your zakat money can truly make a difference to the underprivileged (dhuafa).