Luke Perry's daughter Sophie honours her dad with new preschool in Malawi

2019-04-30 09:31
Sophie and Luke Perry

Cape Town – Luke Perry's daughter, Sophie is honouring her dad through her humanitarian work in Malawi.

The 18-year-old first travelled to the African country on 29 January and had been working as a volunteer for over a month when she rushed back to be by her actor father's side before his death on 4 March.

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Sophie returned to Malawi a month after his death and on Monday announced a new preschool built by her volunteer group has been named in honour of the late Riverdale actor.

"Thank you to everybody who donated to help with our projects! Our first school is finished and I can’t tell you how proud and excited I am to see it open on Wednesday," she wrote alongside a photo of the new school on Monday.

She added: "Thank you to my amazing partner Ruben for everything. Especially for fighting to name the school after my dad."


According the volunteer group's GoFundMe page, the work they are doing includes "building schools, working in teacher training colleges, educating about the prevention of HIV and AIDS, creating clean water systems, building toilets, and teaching and beginning profitable farming projects, as a source of income and nutrition for the communities".

A day after her father's death, Sophie shared a photo of herself and her dad longside a lengthy post in which she thanks heartfelt messages sent to her and her family.

"In the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I."


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