Local student runs for change
The Mercy Project began in August of 2009 when Chris Field traveled to Ghana, Africa for the first time. On that trip, she met Tomas. Tomas is a child slave; one of an estimated 7,000 enslaved children who work in the fishing industry of Ghana today. Mercy Project has been working ever since that day to bring justice and mercy to the enslaved children working on Lake Volta. According to their website, the Mercy Project is, “seeking long-term, sustainable solutions that empower and equip the Ghanaians who use the children to work. There’s an estimated 7,000 enslaved children who work in the Ghana fishing industry.”
Many people came to Bryan/College Station to run in the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 5K race last weekend that benefited this charitable organization. Franklin was well represented by runners who supported the project and wanted to call attention to this issue. One such runner was Megan Davis, a Franklin High School student. Not only did Megan compete and come in first in her division, she did it while wearing a cast. She was an inspiration to other runners who were impressed by her fortitude and commitment.
For more information about the Mercy Project and what they do, go to mercyproject.net