Former CIE graduate researcher and student of the PhD in Education, Luke Akaguri, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in his home country of Ghana earlier this summer. A much-liked and respected student, Luke was honoured at summer graduation in July at the Brighton Dome by members of the CIE (Centre for International Education) research centre of which he was a member, as well as by senior faculty of the School of Education and Social Work. His research, for which he was awarded his doctorate, focused on the role of low-fee private schooling for the poor in Ghana, under the supervision of Dr Kwame Akyeampong and Professor Keith Lewin.
Luke leaves behind him a wife and three daughters under the age of five years for whom a fund was set up following his death which raised £2,539.
At the start of a new academic year, the School of Education and Social Work wants to create an opportunity for the coming together of old friends and new in memory of Luke, and to create a further opportunity for donations to be made to a trust fund which has been set up for Luke's children.
The Walk will take place on Sunday 30th September from 11am. The route is a five mile one around the perimeter of Stanmer Park which is situated within the beautiful South Downs National Park with leaders from the School familiar with the route. The walk will end with a barbeque - provided and sponsored by the University's own catering department and The Co-operative - on the green space between Essex House and Bramber House.
All are welcome and are encouraged to bring families / children / dogs (if well behaved and kept on leads), etc. Walkers should also come prepared with appropriate footwear, clothing and water bottles if desired.
No payment or contribution is required on the day, but it is expected that all attending will have made a contribution to the trust fund for Luke's children in advance. This can be done by handing cash in at Essex House reception, or by donating via credit card or bank transfer to Cashiers using the the Credit card template [XLSX 23.43KB] or Barclays bank details [DOCX 14.73KB]. All donations should indicate reference number: 1017 PC001-01
Basic barbeque fare - meat and veggie - and soft drinks are being generously provided by The Co-operative, but participants are encouraged to bring any extras they might like - to eat themselves and share with others: drinks, salad, coleslaw, potato salad, desserts, etc.
Please join us for a fun day and an excuse to get out into and enjoy the beautiful Stanmer Park/South Downs National Park for an incredibly worthy cause. Please advise Heather [email@example.com] if you would like to participate - we want to make sure we have enough food to go round! If you cannot, or would prefer to not, join the walk, donors are still very welcome to join us for the barbeque from 12pm.
Thank you kindly in advance for your donations.
DISCLAIMER: ALL THOSE TAKING PART IN THE WALK DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PARTICIPANTS.