Deaf Kids Power is a social enterprise whose main activity is to work on creating and developing more and wider educational opportunities for the children from the deaf community. Since 2017, Deaf Kids Power, in partnership with Listen Up Foundation, has established and managed the Andy and Aya Academy for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, as well as hearing children of deaf parents. The education is only partially paid by parents (30-50% of the fees) and subsidised by donations and additional business activities – such as sales of products by Deaf Kids Power.
Deaf Kids Power invests all proceeds from the sales into the development of the Academy – for attracting more qualified staff, additional qualifications, creating new methodologies and educational courses, purchase of equipment and supporting materials, developing educational resources, including online interactive materials, creating new educational activities. Funds are invested also into developing new commercial educational products to support the Academy in the long term.
We named the series of products Gluharche | Dandelion because, as the little doll from our book series, The Adventures of Andy and Aya, points out, dandelions are magical. With our products we aim at preserving the magic of learning, growing up and growing wiser, to protect the flame of curiosity and love of knowledge, the inspiration and creativity of children (both young and grown up)!
The person behind Gluharche | Dandelion is Darry Borisova, who is the chief educator at the Academy and the author of the Adventures of Andy and Aya.