One of the things I love most about what I do is that I get to meet so many interesting people along the way. Many have amazing stories to tell – some with words, others through other means.
I met this boy in one of the most remote villages I’ve been to – literally in the middle of nowhere. I visited his boarding school on a Saturday. Many kids had gathered and were dancing in the hot afternoon. He seemed to be one of the best dancers and others also seemed to appreciate what he was doing. That’s why the knowledge that he was completely deaf came as a big surprise to me. He could understand several languages by reading lips. I don’t know how he was dancing – maybe through vibration. He was also leaving the school in a couple of weeks to join another specialized school where he would learn a sign language. I wish him luck!