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Late Philip’s Vision Lives On Through Scholarship

The partnership would ensure that Mr Philip’s legacy continues through one of his biggest dreams–the establishment of a traditional sailing school.
23 Jan 2022 15:23
Late Philip’s Vision Lives On Through Scholarship
The late Colin Philip.

To honour the legacy of the late Colin Philip, at least 50 individuals would benefit from the Traditional Sailing and Environmental Stewardship Scholarship established in his memory.

Mr Philip always had a vision for sustainable sea transport and the return to traditional voyaging to ensure the skills were transferred to the next generation.

He was known for championing the course of sustainable tourism.

He was an Uto Ni Yalo Trust (UNYT) Trustee and a long-time Patron of the Arts at the time of his passing.

Memorandum of Understanding
On Thursday, the Uto Ni Yalo Trust (UNYT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ‘Fiji Arts Community Fundraiser for Colin Philip’.

This sparked the beginning of a 10-year partnership that would see at least 50 individuals put through the UNYT’s Level One Introduction to Traditional Sailing and Environmental Stewardship Programme.

Co-chair of the Art community fundraiser, llana Kalounisiga said that the partnership would ensure that Mr Philip’s legacy continues through one of his biggest dreams–the establishment of a traditional sailing school.

Uto Ni Yalo Trust (UNYT) Trustee Bill Lockwood and the Late Mr Philip’s partner Lee-Anne Lee during the signing of the memorandum of understanding on January 20, 2022.

Uto Ni Yalo Trust (UNYT) Trustee Bill Lockwood and the Late Mr Philip’s partner Lee-Anne Lee during the signing of the memorandum of understanding on January 20, 2022.

“We are committed to actively doing something every year or every second year to try to raise more funds and keep this alive and we are incredibly honoured to be working with the UNYT on this,” she said.

In presenting the first allocation of funding, Mr Philip’s partner, Ms Lee-Anne Lee, thanked the UNYT and the Fiji Art community for establishing the scholarship and for the outpouring of love and support received since his untimely passing.

“I don’t think he realised how many people’s lives he has touched. This scholarship will see his life’s work continue in the lives of the sailing program students,” she said.
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