Impact Story - Emmanuel Nii Tetteh Oku - Paralympics Ghana

Loughborough University
March 28, 2023

In the summer of 2021 the Tokyo Paralympics aired to 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa for the very first time, reaching 57 million viewers through the AT2030 Sport Against Stigma project. In this video we hear from Emmanuel Nii Tetteh Oku, a Para Lifter representing Ghana at the games.

Emmanuel discusses his return from the games and the impact of the TV coverage, specifically in relation to stigma. He first heard about para sport from broardcast, and has since represented Ghana in Lagos and Manchester Para events. He continues to prepare for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Reflecting back, Emmanuel discusses his pride in representing his country and the confidence and freedom that Assistive Technology and Para Sport has given him. He also discssed being a role model in his community, and inspiring others with disabilities to follow a Para Sport route.