In Loving Memory

Vida Oyiadzo July 4, 1956- June 23, 2011

These bodies are perishable; but the dwellers in these bodies are eternal, indestructible, and impenetrable. - Bhagavad-Gita

We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Davi Vida left Earth last Thursday. We know that she is at peace, and no longer suffering. Each time that we spoke with her in the closing weeks, she always said, “Tell everyone I love them.” Vida loved many, and many grieve the loss of our sister and friend. Our condolences go out to her family, the EP Primary Community, and all who loved her.

Vida was a leader that lead by example, listening, patience, prayer and love. She was full of wisdom. Vida spoke in our first closing in Ghana, “Now that we are tied together, we can not break. This is a sign of solidarity. Tell the children we are one. We can no longer be broken.” While our hearts break for our loss, we are committed to her legacy living on, and our resolve for continued solidarity will continue.

When we returned from the waterfall trip in March 2010, Vida shared with the students – after a song of thanks- to go home and ‘Tell them the wonderful things you have seen. Me, I am very, very happy.” We know that Vida is back home, telling all the wonderful things she has seen.

Children Inspiring Hope will start a scholarship fund in her honor, so that for years to come, her legacy will continue to live on providing education and support for children at EP Primary Ho-Bankoe that need it. We are thankful to have walked together in this journey of the last few years with you. We will share all the wonderful things you have done, now and always. Akpe nami. Akpe Mawu for the enyakpo gift of Davi Vida. We will miss you dearly, but you will forever remain in our hearts. We love you Vida.