by Hans Johnson

Patrick Otema is a 15-year-old Ugandan boy who is profoundly deaf and withdrawn from society. There were no schools for the deaf near his rural village. Then Raymond Okkele, a young man who lost his hearing as a child, returned to his boyhood home and began teaching sign language.

If you remember that moment in the play and movie The Helen Keller Story when she learns and comprehends the word “water” – well, be prepared to be moved again.

This is the mini-documentary 15 and Learning to Speak, on UK Channel 4’s Unreported World, as reported by Kiki King:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/CNCPgrm8Gu4[/youtube]

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[HT: Life Dynamics)

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