[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
ABILITY BIKES COOPERATIVE in GHANA - PRESENTATION!
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
Outreach Coordinator, Office Manager
Bikes Not Bombs
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