For Deaf Persons In Sub-Saharan Africa, Life Was A Prison Until One Man Arrived To Teach Them To Speak

Patrick is nearly a grown man and yet he’s never had a single conversation with anyone in his entire life, all because he is deaf. Large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa are both very isolated and very rural and I love this video because it truly does show the desire everyone has to communicate and connect with others. I can’t imagine having lived like this myself but it’s beautiful to see people of all ages finally be able to really speak to one another after years of silence and isolation.

Education means the stigma against the deaf is changing and that’s a wonderful thing. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

featured image – YouTube

Related

More From Thought Catalog