“I started my primary education and not long after both my parents died and I became deaf. My uncle found out about Ephphatha School for the Deaf where I was able to finish my primary and secondary schooling. I am so thankful to Ephphatha Deaf School for supporting me during my studies. I was often sick and even had to have an operation but Ephphatha Deaf School paid all my bills. I received my Diploma in Teaching and started teaching deaf children in the kindergarten class.” Riziki Birandana, now 28 years old.