University of Ottawa Faculty of Education

announces new scholarship in memory of
Ah Feeti of Fook Soo

In 1954, a dedicated Buddhist nun purchased land through generous donations and built the Fook Soo Am temple in an underserved part of Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. Her name was Ah Feeti and she was known as a person of high moral principles, practised diligently throughout her life. Often compared to Mother Teresa, worshippers from around the world come to pray at Fook Soo Am, inspired by the founder’s example of devotion in serving the poor and the sick.

The creation of the Ah Feeti of Fook Soo Am Memorial Scholarship was made possible through the generosity of University of Ottawa professor Stephanie Chitpin and her family. The scholarship is intended for racialized students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Education, including Indigenous, Métis, Inuit and members of visible minorities, who are involved with issues of social justice, inclusion and equity.

“Establishing this scholarship in memory of Ah Feeti, for her good work and her exemplary life, has been a source of great personal joy,” said Professor Chitpin.“I am delighted her legacy of devotion and service will be honoured through this scholarship for years to come.”

Help support the Ah Feeti of Fook Soo Am Memorial Scholarship.


Learn more about Professor’s Chitpin’s life journey from Mauritius to Canada and her research in educational leadership.

These are very challenging times for educational leaders, and they need all the information available to make the best possible decisions”

Stephanie Chitpin is a full professor in the Faculty of Education and founder of the Equitable Learning Network.

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