Evariste Wendyam Ringtoumda

Evariste was 7 when he was infected by meningitis and lost his hearing and speaking. He tells about his struggle to get an education

Children Take Over
Evariste Wendyam Ringtoumda
UNICEF

20 November 2018

Evariste (17, Burkina Faso)
Living with disabilities

Evariste was 7 when he was infected by meningitis. He survived but lost his hearing and speaking. Helped by a sign language translator, Evariste tells about his struggle to get an education – just like his friends –  and his wish that other youth living with disabilities are not discriminated.