We should be proud of Thando

Dear Editor:

We should all be proud of Thando Hyman-Aman’s appointment to head the historic Africentric Alternative School. This young woman, who has demonstrated excellence in the field of education, has an unquestionable love for and commitment to our community.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with her on several community-related initiatives. During this period she was always hard working and dependable. Indeed, she often played a leadership role on many committees.

My respect for Thando solidified when we served on the Board of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention in Toronto, Thando, as Chair and I, a member. She handled meetings with funders with a deftness that belied her years. She was always respectful to staff while successfully steering the organization through a very challenging period.

Her years of professional training and her outstanding community work and involvement makes her uniquely suitable for this position. She deserves our support as she takes on this very important and historic exercise.

June Veecock

Bordeaux, France

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