A HEART OF LOVE AND PASSION
A LIFE LIVED WITH EXUBERANCE !
Pam was a person who when you met her you felt like a breath of fresh air had just surrounded you. Her beautiful and warm smile and her exuberance for people and life touched all who were lucky enough to know her.
She came to work as a volunteer for Aid Africa's Children Inc. in 2011. She was such an asset to our organization with her love of children, passion for education and her natural charisma. These qualities, combined with her enthusiasm and creativity working as a team member, inspired many of our other volunteers as we would plan and organize our fundraising activities that would help us achieve our mission and service goals. Pam was an excellent and dedicated ambassador for AAC and shared her passion for making life better for the vulnerable children in Africa who we served. Wherever she went she used her knowledge, compassion and uplifting personality to get the message out to others how they too could make a valuable difference in the lives and circumstances of these children. As a result of her efforts we have gained support and momentum out in the community for the causes and humanitarian efforts of the Aid Africa's Children organization. Her outreach to children in our organization stemmed from her wonderful background working with children and we were so fortunate to be blessed with her gifts and talents !
Pam Badame was a remarkable teacher who touched the lives of many friends, coworkers and students. Pam began her teaching career in 1998 at Woodland Middle School, where she taught for the last 16 years. The majority of those years were spent teaching 7th grade science; however, she also taught 6th and 8th grade science and technology. During that time, Pam was a classroom teacher to over 1800 students, but more importantly she was a role model to those students and to everyone she met. She used her ever present positive attitude to show everyone what it meant to be open minded and accepting. She treated everyone with respect and lived by her own principle - that you teach other people how to treat you. She was honored by the school in 2007 by receiving Teacher of the Year award at Woodland called the Alan Mann Award for her excellence in teaching. She will continue to be honored by all the students she taught and the colleagues she worked with because knowing Pam made you a better person.
Pam enjoyed life more than most people thanks to her young spirit and her deep commitment to her faith. She fought for her beliefs and committed to her dreams. One of her dreams was to go to Africa to experience the culture and to help the Aid Africa’s Children organization with their humanitarian work. Pam cherished the friendships that she made through the organization and shared in their compassion and their desire to make a difference in children's lives. It is, therefore, very fitting that the organization that she loved so much will be fulfilling her dream of going to Africa by creating this memorial scholarship in her name.
To find out more information please contact Deborah Gilliam /President AAC @ 262-889-8812.
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