Horizons Academy

Our Visit to Ethiopia

Ryan’s Rays is thankful to all our donors who gave so generously this past year.With your help, Ryan’s Rays was able to further Inclusive Education in Ethiopia ...


Ryan’s Walker

Through the process of finding a new home for Ryan’s walker, we were reminded of the beauty and the hope that can be found when we reach out and connect to each ...

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, and we are wearing our brightest and most colourful socks to help raise awareness of Down Syndrome. We encourage you to join in today to create a global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome by wearing some socks that are going to get noticed! #lotsofsocks #worlddownsyndromeday ...

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With the arrival of Spring, now is the perfect time to start planning your gardens. And thanks to the BigYellowBag® Give & Grow Program, for a limited time, with every bag of soil or mulch you purchase using our unique code, RYANSRAYS21, you will receive an additional $5 off any current promotion plus $10 per bag will be donated back to Ryan's Rays! It's a win-win! And the best part? They will deliver the bag right to your home! No lugging, no mess! Happy Gardening! #giveandgrow ...

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“I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” –Malala

#iwd2021 #internationalwomensday2021

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Happy World Book Day!

In the rural town of Robe, Ethiopia, the meager library at the local school was temporarily displaced to make room for 4 inclusive education classrooms. A year later, we were happy to assist @christian_horizons Global in the building of a new fully accessible library along with a truckload of books to help fill it. One of the books being delivered that day was "Inclusive Education: A Practical Guide for Schools'', written in the local language by Dr. Alemayehu Teklemariam, Associate Professor in Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Addis Ababa University. Ryan's Rays was happy to provide funding for the printing of the first 2000 copies of this book in order to provide a valuable resource to teachers across Ethiopia on Inclusive Education.

"Free and fair access to books – to reading – is a right and one we should fight for.”
— Kate Mosse

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"Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Melkam Gena" to all our friends in Canada, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and around the world. May your day be blessed and filled with hope and joy.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5

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On this #givingtuesday we are celebrating all that you made possible throughout this challenging year.

Thanks to you, not only were we able to celebrate the opening of our first inclusive education classroom in Guatemala, but we were also able to quickly shift our resources to provide Covid-19 relief to our partners in Ethiopia and Guatemala. Recently, your support allowed us to provide enough funding to provide Covid Relief Food Bags for approximately 350 families. This relief is coming at a critical time as communities in Guatemala are dealing with the devastation caused by Hurricanes Eta and Iota and Ethiopia is in the midst of a civil war.

Your support is providing much needed nutritional relief and hope to these communities, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you who continue to partner with us.

If you would still like to contribute to our relief efforts in honour of #givingtuesday please visit RyansRays.org/donate .


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