Sign language is slowly becoming a popular language everyone wants to learn.
Sign languages use the visual-manual modality to convey meaning, in Kenya, we have several sign language interpreters around and Youla Nzale is one of them.
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Not so long ago, Youla Nzale became an internet sensation after interpreting President Uhuru’s emotional speech at the 2019 devolution conference in Kirinyaga into sign language. She stole the show.
Nzale, who is also a fashion designer, is a humble and down to earth soul.
In a recent interview with Business Today, the multitalented personality she said she learned the sign language from a girl who had a hearing impairment in her neighborhood.
I developed the desire to learn proper sign language as a young girl. Our neighbor’s daughter in Mombasa was deaf. She had no one to play and interact with. I started spending time and playing with her since she had no friends,’ she said.
I started learning from her and always wanted to be trained on sign language. I challenged myself to immediately study sign language after high school so that I’d also serve in church as well.
Below are her photos