UWI honours Desmond Tutu with Luminary Award

The University of the West Indies has named Desmond Tutu the recipient of its Luminary Award. His daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth, received the award on his behalf, at an award gala in Toronto.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has honoured Desmond Mpilo Tutu, the retired Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, with its Luminary Award.

The ceremony took place during the university’s Toronto Benefit Gala at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Canada.

The award is given to people with a Caribbean heritage who have achieved outstanding feats internationally, or people who have brought prominence to the Caribbean or to issues that affect the region.

Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth, travelled to Canada to receive the award on 1 April on behalf of her father.

Her father was honoured to continue his strong ties with Canada, she said at the ceremony. “He has this particular fondness for Canada since the 1980s at the height of the apartheid regime. Canada’s support was incredible and the welcome was amazing,” she said. Read more

Source: Brand South Africa

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