Our story begins with the vision of Ayuba Gufwan, polio survivor and founder of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center in Jos, Nigeria.
Ayuba contracted polio when he was four years old. His family sent him to a special school to teach him to walk. When Ayuba finished the third grade, his father told him it was a waste of money to keep paying school fees for a boy who walked on his hands.
When he was 19 years old, his uncle built him a wheelchair, and he went back to the fourth grade. With enormous determination he finished high school and teachers’ college, and the Law School Faculty at the University of Jos. He is a Rotarian, is married, has five children, and he is dedicated to helping the thousands of disabled polio victims Ayuba’s story