A Brief History
Alice is a motivational speaker, a writer an author, an advocate for social justice and an activist. She has battled breast cancer and different challenges in her life.
Alice arrived in the UK in 2002 as a refugee and for 8 years she volunteered at the Reading Refugee Support Group both as chair and vice-chair. She helps to advocate and portray a more positive image of refugees by participating in numerous projects; one of which was co-started the Zimbabwe Community Groups and recently the Zimbabwe-Reading Women’s Group.
She is currently a trustee of the Reading City of Sanctuary and a Specialist Ambassador for the Female Wave of Change and a representative for the Zimbabwe Diaspora Focus Group. She has done BBC television documentary and interviews on the plight of refugees, poverty, women and speaks at events and conferences. She has also written articles in newspapers and magazines on these issues. She furthers her activism by being actively involved with different organisations in promoting social justice, education for all, alleviate poverty and empowering women and girls. She was given an Honorary Masters of Universities by the Open University in 2013 at a ceremony in Poole for her services to communities, education and civil services...
Many people will be surprised that someone can be ‘grateful’ for being diagnosed with breast cancer. Some people might not relate to this, but when you read this book, you’ll understand how Alice Mpofu-Coles triumphed over her hardship. This book has personal intimacy and gives an account of her organic story, her views, feelings, and how she managed to cope and still further her education through difficult times. It is infused with some African innuendos and ‘humour’ with God which will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
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