To change society by empowering people with disabilities.
Emmanuel’s Dream: Creating Education in Ghana
We welcome you to share Emmanuel's Dream. We are an organization founded in 2000 by Emanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who despite being a physically disadvantaged person himself, accomplished feats that impressed many. See more about Emmanuel’s life as chronicled on Oprah.
Deeply moved by the plight and the discrimination meted out to other similarly handicapped persons around him, he set himself a goal to assist as many handicapped persons as he could, to fend for themselves and be accepted by society as equals. Our organization is dedicated to achieve that goal by educating both those afflicted and people at large, that all human beings handicapped or otherwise can contribute meaningfully to society in our quest to make our world a better place.
Towards that end we have begun work in Ghana, a country where handicapped persons are believed to be cursed and are generally ostracized. Through Emmanuel's Educational Foundation and Sports Academy (EEFSA) founded five years ago, and with the support of King Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin II, the ruler of Akyem Abuakwa Kingdom, we are working to create an Academy to provide Ghana education and a sports facilities for 700 students from K-6 to K-12. The academy will strive to enroll at least 50% physically handicapped students, who will have access to an Adaptive Therapy Center. We also aim to encourage adult handicapped persons to enroll on the staff of the Academy.
We want to provide 1500 ramps at various schools in Ghana to help handicapped students across the country. One of our biggest challenges is to ensure that physically challenged people are socially accepted and included. We want to create awareness in the general public in Ghana and the world at large, to recognize and respect the rights of handicapped people. We aim to do that through education and awareness programs.
We are actively fundraising and partnering to put together $1 million to achieve our preliminary goals. Our vision extends beyond Ghana. We want to spread our efforts around the world and inspire other organizations and institutions to take up the cause. We want to impress on governments to legislate rules that will socially include disadvantaged people and encourage them to lead normal lives.
Our 501c3 status is a result of our fiscal sponsorship with the Fyera Foundation, a social benefit nonprofit organization providing peace, education and schooling. We invite you to join us and either volunteer or contribute towards the cause. You can either visit the Donate Today page or contact us at email@example.com. We are looking for contributors, sponsors and partners for our charity organization for Ghana and elsewhere to help us in our endeavor to make our world a better place for those who are not as fortunate as we are.
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