On February 3, WAFA welcomes its latest patron: the distinguished Professor Virginia Li (Li Zhen): Research Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Visiting Professor, Kunming Medical University; Honorary Professor, Guangdong Medical University. She joins WAFA patrons, HRH Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan, and Ambassador of Peace Mr. Prem Rawat. Professor Li has accepted the nomination with characteristic humility and joy.
For over 40 years, Professor Li’s courageous leadership has overcome numerous challenges. Particularly impressive is her work on behalf of underprivileged children and small farmers in China. Among her many initiatives are the Tobacco Crop Substitution Project and the School Sanitation Program, in Yunnan province, China. WAFA will work with Professor Li (Li Zhen) to share these simple, innovative and powerful advances in water and food security around the world.
At WAFA patronage is granted to personalities who are in conscious possession of innate human values, such as dignity, humility, and generosity.