Chenpue Paye

Birthdate: 2002

Chenpue (her name means “say what you will”) was born with Ectrodactyly or Lobster Claw which affects both of her hands and feet. This creates a real challenge for her in signing so attempts are being made to create valid modifications of signing for her where possible. She is learning to read sign language so she can increase her educational learning through that means. She has been able to develop good writing skills as she is learning to read and write. She is very bright and motivated to learn. Her father deserted the family after her birth and then her mother died when she was four years old. She has one bother and one sister and they live with an uncle who is a street vendor. There are 11 children living in the home.