Watch: The moment a 6 year old Deaf Syrian boy signs for the first time

Posted on March 29, 2017



If you’ve ever been in doubt about the power of sign language, then you should watch this video.

From Middle East Eye (read their story here) extract:

Hamza is a deaf six-year-old Syrian refugee who fled the war in Aleppo to Lebanon and had never been exposed to sign language, until now.

Zaineb “Zee” Abdulla, vice president of Chicago-based organisation Deaf Planet Soul (DFS), was on a trip to Lebanon when she walked past Hamza as he waited to see an audiologist. She decided to teach him a few signs in the meantime.

Here’s the video:

The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne.  Find out how to write for us by clicking here, how to follow us by clicking here, and read our disclaimer here.

The site exists thanks to our supporters. Check them out below:

 

Posted in: deaf news, watch