The Workshop, held in the Center for Peace on 16th and Burrard. was a great success. Attendance was around 80. Presentations were heard from Rose Charities Canada member projects:

Uganda:   StandTallEducation,  (education),  Brighter Smiles (health),  African Hearts (education / aids orphans),  Hillman Medical Education Fund   (medical/health worker education.),  Volset (aids orphan education)
Kenya : Hillman Medical Education (see Uganda above)
RwandaAsolate (ex child soldier vocational training, income generation)
ZambiaMalambo Grassroots (education, vocational training, income generation, health)
Madagascar Rose Charities Madagascar (education, community support, )

Vietnam: Rose Charities Vietnam (orphanage, eye surgery, blind school)
Cambodia: Rose Charities Cambodia (rehab and eye surgery, sight restoration, physio and holistic therapy, education)

Sri Lanka  Rose Charities Sri Lanka (education, microcredit, community programs, sports for peace)
PakistanHillman Medical Education Fund

In addition, presentations were made by Ms Linda Roberts (Hon Sec Rose Charities Internat), and Will Grut (Sec.Gen, Rose Charities Internat), on proper reporting procedures, child safely policies and CRA requirements for member projects .

Food was provided ‘potluck’ style (everyone bringing a dish of something).  The organization and logistics were all carried our by students from Kwantlen Polytechic Vancouver, arranged  my Ms Larissa Petrillo. A very big thanks to them, as the success of the occasion was very much created by their hard work