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Mother's values recognized with large gift to College

February 24, 2020

A $50,000 donation to the Our Students, Your Health campaign will recognize a mother who survived and found lessons in the horrors of Germany's concentration camps.

John Sokolowski holding a picture of his motherJohn Sokolowski has donated $50,000 towards an Early Childhood Education classroom in the College’s new Health Sciences Centre, currently under construction on its Kelowna campus. The donation is made in memory of his mother, Janina Sokolowski.

“My mom was a champion of education for as long as I can recall,” says John. “The gift to the College will help educate future Early Childhood Educators, who can teach the values of acceptance and inclusivity from an early age.”

While Janina wasn't privileged enough to receive a full education, her life experiences shaped the values her son wants to recognize.

Janina was born to a single mother in Poland where she shared a one room home with her three siblings. Read More


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