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started with a soccer team, Ark Angels' Football
Club - though Mr. Ark never would have imagined that his dream to make a difference in the lives of children would lead to PCAF.
In 1973, Mr. Ark formed Ark Angels' in the hope that it would get children off the streets and give them something meaningful to do. The team did incredibly well and was even a part of the Ghana Football Association. Then, on Sunday, June 26, 1977, something happened that would change Mr. Ark’s life forever. He was driving with his football team when they were involved in a serious car accident that ultimately proved fatal after one of the player’s lost his life. As a result of the accident, Mr. Ark lost his right arm.
For the next ten years, Mr. Ark was neglected by both friends and strangers; even his own parents and wife abandoned him. With the taboo of being disabled hanging over his head, Mr. Ark didn’t have anything left going for him - but he didn’t let that stop him.“Only five percent is missing from me,” Mr. Ark always says. “The other ninety five percent can still do something.” And do something he did.
In 1988, he started the journey that brought him to Maase and PCAF. He began to go from house to house, inquiring, "Is there a disabled person living here? Do you know which families have disabled members?" Slowly, he began to draw the disabled Ghanaians out of their homes and into his own. Over the course of twenty five years, he developed his idea into what it is today.