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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Meet Haben Girma: The first deaf and blind student to graduate from Harvard Law school

Haben Girma is the first Deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, a feat which earned her recognition as a White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30, and BBC Women of Africa Hero.

Since her graduation, Haben advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities. Haben holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College.

 

Because of her disability rights advocacy, she was honored by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and many others. 

Haben has been featured extensively in media around the world, including the BBC, NBC, Forbes, NPR, and many more. She's based in San Francisco and she enjoys salsa dancing, surfing, and traveling the world.

30 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

What's my excuse?


... Merited happiness

Emotional Accountant said...

Deaf. Blind. Graduate. In the same sentence. Now this is amazing.

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Solomon Chibueze said...

Great

TheRealAkon said...

Congratulations to you.

Niyi Daramola said...

I'm confused

Juliet- Eme said...

Did you just say deaf and blind graduated from Harvard Law school, mehn! It can only be God. Congratulation to her

Teslim Omipidan said...

God of mercy! I seriously have no excuse. And she's beautiful.
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Kele said...

@ NaijaDeltaBabe, I just fell in love with you after I read your comment. And it actually made me to think. It made me ask myself the same question. What is my excuse or reason?

Agatha Nwaeke said...

Wonderful

Asibe Chetachukwu said...

How the heck did she learn anything?

Asibe Chetachukwu said...

How the heck did she learn anything?

RENNY said...

ABI? WHAT'S REALLY MY EXCUSE

Badboy Siano said...

Deaf and blind? This one na double wahala? How did she cope? Yet she no commit suicide una see? Fools will be giving flimsy excuses why they want to kill themselves.

Anonymous said...

@NaijaDeltaBabe that you spend on your time on LIB?

Anonymous said...

WOW AM IMPRESSED AND SHE IS BEAUTIFUL...............

Olarewaju Adesanya said...

@NaijaDeltaBabe None....but all that matters is still grace sha....may God's grace speak for us too like it did for her and our very own EFE

Paul Amune said...

I love that question!

merryfrancee said...

Only a black woman can do this!.. black is the new gold!!!

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Saphire Muna said...

How possible is this? She cant hear a sound and cant even see to read hand sign.... God keep proving Himself to humanity every day..

Saphire Muna said...

How possible is this? She cant hear a sound and cant even see to read hand sign.... God keep proving Himself to humanity every day..

Udoka Ekpei said...

OMG! I'm so happy for this news. What a beauty with great inner strength. She didn't allow her disabilities to deter her. I'm truly touched. Wishing her the best in life

Nwabue Esther said...

Awesome God!You alone can do what no man can do.Congratulations dear

Anonymous said...

How is it possible.. Film trick

Shaw said...

Wow, ds is awesome, how did she learn anything?

Shaw said...

This is awesome. Hw did she learn anything?

Anyanwu Linda said...

Am inspired

ahabike daniel said...

God is great.inspiring

Sarah Chikezie said...

God is great...

Kaz said...

Yea dearie. Wats really my excuse? Jor Jesu bless u fr dat. God is really great i ask how dd she learn how dd she go dat far wfawt stumbling to faln flat...God dat has bn wf u continue to b wf u HABEN GIRMA. i pray his grace dat shone upon her shines upon us all dat has seen reason wf ds blog n "wats our xcuse?"

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