Baglung, Nov. 10 -- Santosh Paudel, president of Baglung Deaf Association, teaches sign language at the Dhaulagiri Deaf Residential Secondary School in Baglung district headquarters.

Inside the school's premises, Paudel, who is deaf, is comfortable with his communication skills. However, every time Paudel steps outside of the school premises, and into the world, he is worried. He becomes especially worried when he has to go to government offices.

"Government officials, like most people, do not understand the Nepali sign language. That is why I always have to take an interpreter with me for communication," he said.

Sunita Sharma, a high school graduate in computer engineering from the Dhaulagiri Deaf Residential Secondary School, also f...