Tag: uganda

Nov 13, 2014

Deaf Since Birth, a 15-Year-Old has His First Conversation

Deaf Since Birth, a 15-Year-Old has His First Conversation

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…

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Jul 10, 2014

Touched By a Wild Mountain Gorilla

Touched By a Wild Mountain Gorilla

While on safari near Bwindi National Park in Uganda, John King had the experience of a lifetime; an up close and intimate encounter with a group of wild mountain gorillas. I can’t think of anything more exhilarating (and frightening!) then being surrounded by wild mountain gorillas with a massive Silverback (adult male) in tow.…

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