Details of Harvard Law School’s first deaf and blind graduate emerge online

Details of Harvard Law School’s first deaf and blind graduate emerge online

- Details of Harvard Law School's first deaf and blind law graduate, Haben Girma, has surfaced online

- Girma reportedly makes use of sign language, spoken English and Braille to communicate with others

- She has revealed the reason behind the decision to become a lawyer as well as her hobbies

Haben Girma, who graduated from Harvard Law School was born deaf and blind on July 29, 1988.

She was admitted into a public school where she studied sign language as well as spoken English and Braille.

YEN.com.gh understands that she has a wide range of options to choose from if she wishes to communicate with people around her.

Details of Harvard Law School’s first deaf and blind graduate emerge online

Haben Girma Source: nbcnews.com
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At the moment, she is a disability rights advocate in the United States of America (USA).

Details available show she attended Lewis and Clark College and then the Harvard Law School where she earned her J.D in the year 2013.

Girma reveals, per a report by nbcnews.com that she decided to become a lawyer because she wishes to help people with disabilities have access to books and other digital information.

She has revealed that she has a keen interest in physical activities such as surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, and dancing.

In other news, the northern regional branch of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has urged Ghanaians to stop giving monies to beggars who use envelopes.

The association has condemned the act and explained that the beggars have no right to beg for funds for the organization.

It went on to say it has implemented measures to ensure that such people were removed from the streets and as such the public is expected to ignore them.

The chairman of the northern regional branch of the association, Sumani Bapio, has revealed that a meeting has been organized to address the issue.

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