Verhalen maken de mens. Inspirerende Utrechters aan het woord.
Eddie Ojok grew up in Gulu a town in Northern Uganda. By organising youth projects he wants to change the local community.
Eddie:”I came up with the idea because a friend of mine in Jinja is working with youngsters with special needs. I was interested and decided to start something similar in Gulu”.
In the autumn of 2017 Eddie started giving breakdance lessons to deaf teenagers in Gulu.
Eddie shows them the dance moves and the group repeats the moves.
They practice every Friday from 4–6 pm.
He is always the first to master the new steps.
Judith: Because we are all deaf it’s easier for us to communicate.
We all use sign language.
Hilda and Judith are friends.
Judith: Dancing gives me a good feeling. Especially after the lessons or after an performance.
I love to dance but I’m fearing to dance in public or in front of a group.
Breakdancing is giving me more self esteem.
My favourite move is the ‘top rocking’.
It’s easy to bring youth together by using entertainment.
Eddie: I want them to teach things what normal people can do as well. I want to break the gap between normal and disabled people.