Paul Ntulila is passionate about changing the world, ambitious, a leader, motivational speaker, a D/deaf and disabled campaigner and a trainee trainer. In 2012 Paul achieved his bachelor’s degree in Politics and Deaf Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. He has also been actively involved in various voluntary work and projects. He is currently the Chair of Newham Deaf Forum and is also a Board Member of the charity Inclusion London. In the past, Paul was the co-chair of the Youth Panel and sat on the Diversity Board for the London 2012 Olympics and was a Board Member for the Mayor Fund for London. Paul is currently undertaking an MSc London in Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy at the Loughborough University London and has been lucky enough to have been awarded a bursary for this course from the university and is the first Deaf person to do so. Paul enjoys travelling and has visited a number of countries, this has increased his interest in seeing more of the world taking on new challenges and exploring various cultures, languages and particularly societies and how they differ from country to country. Paul currently resides in London, England.
I want to support Include Me TOO as an ambassador and I consider myself very privileged to have been asked to represent the UK. As a Deaf person myself I want to find ways to improve the quality of life for Deaf and disabled people globally. I see a world where we are on an equal footing with others and where Deafness and disability are not seen as a barrier to inclusion as full citizens of the world. As a Deaf person who uses sign language I want to show other young Deaf people how empowered they can be and that through using sign they can have access to knowledge and information to allow them to be equal and achieve whatever goals in life they set themselves. As I know growing up finding role models like me was difficult particularly as a young Deaf black man and I think it’s important that everyone can find role models they can look up to and aspire to be like.