The sparrow is an industrious, enterprising and adaptive bird. Its giant depictions in sculpture are thus an appropriate backdrop to the Rose Charities Social Enterprise Seminar to be held on Wednesday 12th September at the Creekside Community Centre (see map), Vancouver.
While not being a purely social-enterprise focused organization, over the years many social enterprise initiatives had been initiated by Rose Charities. Projects that we have started include: brick-making, chicken farming, vegetable and fruit marketing, bee-keeping, English teaching, paper-flower making, paid health services subsidizing those for the poor, handicrafts, education, volunteer tourism and micro-credit schemes. At the donor level there are programs involving direct sales, with charitable spin-offs, real estate schemes with charitable components, and sales of imported art goods with profits returning to projects.
Representatives involved in all the above ideas and programs will be at the seminar, and countries involved include, Uganda, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Canada.
The seminar will include a session for brainstorming and discussion. All who are genuinely interested are welcome.
6pm-8.30pm Wednesday 12th September. Creekside Community Centre (Olympic Village, False Creek, Vancouver). Pay parking is available underneath the centre.