To Anthony Richard, Rajeeshan Shanmugalingam and the whold Rose Sri Lanka Team,
On behalf of Rose Charities International and of myself I would like to extend our very grateful appreciation for your magnificent staging of the 6th Rose Charities International Conference from 24 to 26th January 2014 at Kalmunai. The events were wonderfully organized and offered the international delegates both a wonderful forum for discussion in and an opportunity to learn first hand of the impressive spectrum of projects developed and organized by Rose Charities Sri Lanka.
It is impossible to over emphasize how impressed we are with the work of the Rose Sri Lanka team . You organization brings great pride to the whole Rose network and remains as one of its foremost project foci leading the way in so many areas and setting reference points from which projects in other countries can lean. Your dedication, drive and energy have, and continue to be inspirational and your planning and organization superb. This was extended to the Rose Vl Conference and th parallel commemoration of last 10 years of amazing work.
Now, with the even recently over we are left with the most wonderful memories and impressions of so many aspects of Kalmunai and the projects and operations of Rose Charities Sri Lanka. And those memories will last for many many years into the future .
So bravo and thank you to you all. In a world where there is so much need your team of Rose Charities Sri Lanka has provide a light of hope for so many. For this we join with so many you have helped, in laudation and gratitude.
William Grut. MD.
(Rose Charities International Executive Secretary )
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The decision was made by Rose Charities Sri Lanka Program Director Dr Yoga Yogendran, in conjunction with Mr Frank Borowicz, Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, to found the facility. The VIBE Center will be one of the first international facilities of its kind and will be equipped with the technology to enable people in remote rural communities to engage in on-line learning and knowledge management through the VIBE e-learning portal, in conjunction with the local Chamber of Commerce. It will also be on of the first learning centers through which a unique new kind of on-line specialized English language training developed by “KnowledgeOne” (a Vancouver group) will be made available.
The formal opening of the VIBE Center will be at the end of November.
Rose Charities Sri Lanka was registered in Sri Lanka following initial emergency relief, medical and counseling teams were sent from Canada. Mr Anthony Richards, now Chief Executiver Director of Rose Charities Sri Lanka traveled to Sri Lanka from Canada with the first emergency team and has devoted his life ever since to the building up of Rose Charities Sri Lanka. Projects now include, education, health, peace-sports, micro-credit, income generation and community development. The VIBE Center will be a huge step forward for the Kalmunai Community, one of the worst affected by the tsunami in Sri Lanka
Over 100 members Received livelihood assistance between May and September 2010.
Microcredit members received livelihood assistance of 970,000 rupees ($9700 Canadian) of which the 1st loan is 510,000 rupees ($5100 Canadian), 2nd loan 330,000 rupees ($3300 Canadian), 3rd loan 80,000 rupees ($800 Canadian) and 4th Loan 50,000 rupees ($500 Canadian)