Paul Perseveres Despite Hearing Difficulties
Paul Bakulu is the fourth born in a family of eight, he has three sisters and four brothers. Unfortunately, at a young age Paul became deaf. He had mumps and due to the restrictive costs of medical care he was unable to get treatment in time, and as a result he became deaf.
Paul was a sponsor child at Abaana’s Christ the King Primary, but after he became deaf he found it difficult to progress in school and felt unhappy that he couldn’t keep up with his fellow students. With the help of a sponsor, Paul was transferred to a school for children with hearing difficulties. There, on completion of his Primary 7 exams, Paul received a second grade (with first grade being the highest) and was second in the whole of his school.
Now enrolled in a secondary school for children with hearing difficulties, he is progressing well through his studies. His mother, a market vendor, is so happy because with her small income she could not have supported Paul in this way. She says Paul has become a very hardworking child and has also inspired his father to become more hardworking as he is so proud of Paul. Paul uses sign language and communicates effectively now and his family can understand him.
During the holidays, Paul brought a school friend home. Together they worked with Paul’s father in the sand quarry and earned some pocket money.
Paul is so thankful to God and to his sponsor for getting him where he is today. With a huge smile and wonderful attitude, this boy will go far!
Date Added: Tuesday September 26th 2017