After hearing international hero Emmanuel Yeboah tell his story last October, four seniors decided to help Ghanaians by giving them the gift of mobility.
On Friday, February 26, students in all grades will be focused on the boys' project: Mission Emmanuel. They will begin filling a 20' shipping container on campus with donated bikes. Emmanuel Yeboah himself will be on hand to inspire the children.
Born an outcast with only one leg, Yeboah rode a bicycle across Ghana to show his fellow Ghanaians that the physically challenged are able. He changed perceptions in his native country as a result. The Oprah Winfrey-narrated documentary "Emmanuel's Gift" tells the story of Yeboah's remarkable journey.
Mission Emmanuel includes the following February 26 activities:
Students are encouraging those with bikes they no longer use to contribute them to the cause. The bikes can be in any condition; Yeboah employs Ghanaians to repair them. No tricycles, please.
To donate bikes:
They are also collecting children's books, which will also be shipped in the container.
The four seniors plan to follow the container to Africa in May. They will meet Yeboah in his hometown and witness the groundbreaking of a new school there.