The Santa Ana and Newport-Balboa Rotary Clubs joined with Project Deaf India to donate books for deaf and hard of hearing students at Taft Elementary School. The books use many pictures and larger text, which make it easier for deaf children to learn. The books are valued at $4,000.
A key organizer in the donation was Rajendra Desai, whose daughter attended Taft three decades ago.
Eighty-five children are served by Taft’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, the majority from Santa Ana.
Above, Taft Preschool student Nancy Guerrero and 5th grader Clemente Tellez; below, Rotary club representatives Rajendra Desai and Larry LeDoux with Taft Principal Steve Longacre.