[act-ma] Ability Bikes Co-op, Ghana presentation at Bikes Not Bombs!

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Thu Nov 12 13:18:49 PST 2009

Friday Nov. 13th

Potluck at 6:30, presentation at 7:00
at the Bikes Not Bombs Hub, 284 Amory Street

Join us for an exciting reportback from Koforidua, Ghana by David  
Branigan who is the new International Programs Director at Bikes Not  
Bombs. David will present a slideshow, video footage, and discussion  
of his 15 months working in partnership with the Emmanuel Yeboah  
Education Foundation and Sports Academy (EEFSA) to train 6 physically- 
challenged people to be bike mechanics and administrators. They've  
now registered Ability Bikes as Ghana's first cooperatively-owned and  
run bike shop. They are running a successful business, paying their  
own salaries, increasing respect for physically-challenged people and  
breaking stereotypes, while also greatly improving the bicycle  
infrastructure and thus affordable mobility in this city of 87,000  

Come get to know Maude, Torsu, Mirriam, Sule, Julius, and Agyen as  
individuals in photos, video footage, and David's discussion of how  
this project works and its challenges and successes. This is also a  
great time to get to know David Branigan in his new role directing  
BNB's International Programs, which he has taken over from Carl Kurz.

If you can bring some food for the potluck, please RSVP to  
jeremy at bikesnotbombs.org - not everyone should bring food, but we do  
need some more people to contribute! Potluck at 6:30, presentation  
starts at 7:00.

You can see more photos from Ability Bikes at http://www.flickr.com/ 

Full info on this event at http://www.bikesnotbombs.org/node/615

Arik Grier
Outreach Coordinator, Office Manager
Bikes Not Bombs
617-522-0222 x100

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