Encouraging APA members to effect positive change to the society is one of the tenets of the organization. APA believes that taking part in community services is the best way of giving back (to the community). We want our members to learn to think beyond “self”, experience a wider perspective of life and ultimately instill a sense of responsibility, civic engagement and establishment of a community of harmony and love. Some of the ways in which APA contributes to the community is by raising funds for charity organizations. At this Charity Dinner, we raised $15,300 towards East African humanitarian cause.