Deaf Uganda Teen Communicates for The First Time

Born deaf in a remote area of Uganda in Africa, 15-year-old Patrick Otema has never had a conversation with anyone in his entire life. Raymond Okkelo, a sign language teacher, set out to change all this and offer Patrick a way out of the fearful silence he has known his whole life.

10 weeks ago, Patrick attended his very first sign language class. Patrick is now free from “the silence he has known his whole life,” and has dreams of teaching deaf people.