National
Forest Whitaker helps Gulu's Kony war victims to hear
Publish Date: Apr 03, 2014
Forest Whitaker helps Gulu's Kony war victims to hear
Forest brought smiles to this young lad. PHOTO BY www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter 

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker was recently in Uganda where he helped open up the world of sound to more than 1,400 people together with Starkey Foundation, a hearing foundation.
 
Starkey Hearing Foundation travels the globe, delivering the transformative gift of hearing to people in need. 
 
 
"Whitaker’s passion for improving the lives of others and deep empathy for the young boys and men forced to fight in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army showed throughout our hearing mission. During our time in Gulu, Hope North brought a group of 60 former soldiers who had all lost their hearing while forced to fight," said the Starkey Hearing Foundation newsletter.
 
Forest in Uganda recently. PHOTO BY www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org
 
"Whitaker took his time with each soldier, making sure to hear their stories and understand the impact of hearing loss on their lives. Once a connection was developed, Whitaker, guided by Tani Austin, helped to give them back the gift of hearing."
 
"By providing the gift of hearing, we were able to further empowering many of them to achieve their full potential in life."
 
Whitaker was star in the film “The Last King of Scotland,” for which he won an Academy Award for portraying former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
 
"Throughout filming, he immersed himself in the history and culture of Uganda and formed a powerful friendship with Sam, founder of Hope North, an organization dedicated to educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war," the website reported in its March Newsletter.
 
SOURCE OF STORY
 
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Uganda grapples with access to drugs for Non Communicable Diseases
Moses Kafeero, 24, is a resident of Kasensero in Rakai district. He weighs 112 kilograms.Kafero is one of the thousands of Ugandans suffering from Non Communicable diseases. Kafeero just like others is not aware that one of the risk factors associated with high blood pressure and diabetes is obesit...
The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, has mourned the fallen Zambian President Chilufya Sata....
Uganda Prisons best in Africa
The global ranking of Uganda’s forces has improved greatly with the Uganda Prisons ranked the best in Africa and seventh in the world.Relatedly, Uganda Police, which has just marked its centenary celebrations, is among the top 100 in the world, according to the justice minister, Kahinda Otafiire....
Family members cited in Kasiwukira
Investigations into the mysterious death of city tycoon Eria Sebunya Bugembe aka Kasiwukira indicate that one or two family members connived to bump him off...
North Korea leader arrives in Uganda
Kim Yong-nam, the second in command in North Korea''s leadership ladder arrived in Uganda Wednesday evening as part of a four-day visit....
Unilever boss strangled, body dumped in a bush
The Police is probing the weekend murder of the Unilever manager in charge of Tororo, Busia and Iganga....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter