Living life on purpose is what they say will lead you to achieve success. However, when faced with challenges some will give up on what they love doing. Others persevere and turn their pain into a positive outlook. And, use their experiences to inspire others and transform lives.
The Aloysius & Keith ‘You Are A Hero’ award is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence and determination despite challenges.
This award is named after our dad and mentor Shey Aloysius WanManjo and our son Keith Ndango Nyuykighan Gwanmesia.
Shey WanManjo is a retired and dedicated educator (50 years), mentor, leader, father, grandfather, husband, uncle and son who has touched and changed many lives. He is also a traditional title holder in the Nso Fondom in Cameroon, West Africa. 24 years ago, Shey was involved in a ghastly accident that forever changed his life. He continues to share his love and passion for education, mentor-ship and culture.
Keith is a young man with a heart of gold who despite medical challenges does not give up. He reminds us all that having a disability is not a reason to limit your goals. His love for friends and family is infectious and makes us understand that love and family is a priority. Keith is frequently heard singing his favorite song from the Lion King Cartoon series by Pumba and Timon “Stand by Me.”
The award recipients are carefully selected for their commitment and dedication to serving mankind