In Memory of my Mother
The Legacy of Kamlaben Mistry (1938-1979)
I wish to pay tribute to my Mother, the inspiration, impetus and guiding light of this Foundation.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal
In the short time that mum graced our earth, she was admired and loved by all who came into contact with her; for her dedication to her family, resilience in the face of adversity, her sense of duty and gracefulness, in good times and bad. She never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I loved and respected her enormously; for all that she gave us, her children, and the indefatigable energy and commitment to the wider community.
I have created the Foundation to try and build on the spiritual and humane ethos she has passed on to us as our heritage. Years after her death, mum lives on in our hearts and minds and, hopefully, with the work done in her name, we will cherish her legacy and enduring memory.
If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.~ Ghanaian scholar Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir-Aggrey