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Ryan's Project

Ryan's Project

Ryan’s Rays has been created to honour the memory of Ryan Martz, a 7-year old boy from Ancaster, Ontario, who passed away in March of 2016. Ryan was diagnosed at birth with a rare congenital disorder but, despite his challenges, he impacted all who met him through his bright blue eyes and contagious smile.

Ryan’s Rays exists in order that Ryan's impact on the world continues through service projects done in his memory. In partnership with Christian Horizons, Ryan’s Rays is raising money to improve Inclusive Education in Ethiopia, a country known for its "13 months of sunshine".

Specifically, proceeds from the 2017 Dinner and Silent Auction will support Horizons Academy, a school in Asella that is a model of inclusive education. Project plans include:

  • Renovate, expand and properly equip inclusive education classrooms to create a positive learning environment and address the variety of physical needs students may face.
  • Meet with leaders, educators, supervisors and parents in Ethiopia about the importance of inclusive education and they play in facilitating and supporting this cause.