Sue Anne Cook started a small school in her trailer for HIV+ children. That evolved into the most loving and giving relationship between her beautiful daughter Woo, who came to her as a profoundly sick 2-year-old and is currently in her first year at University. Together the two new family members became AIDS activists and Sue Anne’s small school became the Vhutshilo Mountain School (VMS) in Venda, South Africa.
Multiple children have passed through VMS over the years. They received meals, medication, education, transporation and loving care. Many, like Woo, are now healthy young adults, all thanks to Sue Ann’s vision.
To honor Sue Ann's hard work, dedication and the opportunities she provided through VMS, her friend Cristina Kessler approached Hope for Limpopo and initiated the 'Sue Anne Cook Scholarship Fund' in her memory.
Graduates of Vhutshilo Mountain School are eligible. Scholarships will be awarded, the equivalent of $1000.00, for VMS graduates pursuing higher education through secondary school, vocational school or university.
The first recipient will be to Woo with an initial donation made by Cristina Kessler. If you would like to help keep Sue Ann’s dreams alive and continiue to support VMS children to further their education through a donation providing future scholarships to VMS children, please consider making a tax deductible donation to: