USD Student Aims To Educate Deaf In East Africa
>>DWANE BROWN: Many of you take speaking
and hearing for granted until we lose the ability for either.
Imagine speaking in sign language, that’s the U.S. prize winner of USD’s social challenge
did. Walking the hauls of USD is different than
walking the halls in Africa. That’s what this man suffered from.
Speaking through an interpreter.>>>The doctor said I don’t have time to help
dying people so get out of here!>>DWANE BROWN: But he didn’t give up, his
father found out about a teaching program for deaf children and rode Isador on a bicycle
to enroll.>>>That bicycle trip through that scorching
heat and mountainous terrain was his vision for me.
I feel like it’s my dad saying keep bicycling, son, keep going.
>>DWANE BROWN: He received an education and came to the U.S. where he graduated from San
Diego state and say working on his master’s at USD.
He won first place in the school’s social innovations challenge where students pitch
their business ideas to a group of professionals and he won $if I have even to launch his ideal
program to improve the quality of life for 17 million deaf people around the world, 80%
of who live in regions like Africa.>>>I want to help the people to give them
an opportunity like I had.>>DWANE BROWN: In a country where only 17%
of the deaf population are educated.>>DWANE BROWN: The longterm goals of the
program are to increase the number of deaf students accepted into universities, increase
the scholar hip opportunities and help them get jobs.