Memory has now been in Canada for almost four weeks, and what a successful four weeks they have been so far.
Just this last week, Memory visited the Greater Victoria area, speaking at local Rotary Clubs, the University of Victoria, and at Pearson College—a total of eight presentations in just one week! Her message—the need to empower girls through education—clearly resonated with those in attendance.
It was the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea who honoured Memory Mdyetseni with a Paul Harris Fellow award in recognition of her work with APU and commitment to building a better world.
The aim of this tour has been to share the story and progress of APU in the past 12 years, and to raise donations to fund the completion of the school so that it will be self-sustaining—which, given sufficient financial support, we anticipate we will be able to do in the next three years. You can learn more about this walk-away plan by visiting this section of our website: ‘Brick-by-Brick: Finish the School.’
The local newspaper, The Sooke News Mirror, even published an article in advance of Memory’s presentation at Pearson College.
Thank you to all of those who have supported APU and invested in these girls and this legacy. We could not have gotten this far without you, and we hope you can help us add these few final bricks. You can make a donation here.
We will share more photos in the coming month, but here are some photographs from the events in the Greater Victoria region last week: