He Didn’t Have A Real Conversation Until Age 15

I may have shed a tear as I realized just how well I have it in life and just appreciating the attitude of the teacher in the video.

Patrick Otema, 15 was born profoundly deaf. In the remote area of Uganda where he lives there are no schools for deaf children, and he has never had a conversation. Raymond Okkelo, a sign language teacher, hopes to change all this and offer Patrick a way out of the fearful silence he has known his whole life.

More about this video:
This video supports a 30 minute documentary, 15 and Learning to Speak, in which Reporter, Kiki King, and Director, Daniel Bogado, visit Uganda where the work of inspirational sign language teachers is transforming the lives of profoundly deaf children and adults across the country who have never been able to communicate – until now.

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