World Neighbours Canada directors learned today that the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) has awarded their 2015 International Leadership Award to Tamakoshi Sewa Samiti (Tamakoshi Service Society, TSS), the WNC partner organization in Nepal. What exciting news!
Salamat Alieva, Program Officer for BCCIC writes: “Being nominated by a peer organization for such an award is one of the highest honours which can be bestowed on an organization. BCCIC is very pleased to be awarding this prize to TSS via World Neighbours Canada Society.“
Salamat continues, ” This award invites a TSS representative to attend BCCIC’s Annual General Meeting in September 2015 as the key note speaker. BCCIC will fund international travel and related expenses and is also able to fund a public engagement tour around BC.
We, of World Neighbours Canada, look forward to having Suresh Shrestha, travel to BC this fall to speak about the work of TSS and World Neighbours Canada’s involvement in that work. In light of all the recent turmoil that Suresh Shrestha, the villagers in the province of Ramechhap, and the people of Nepal have been dealing with, it will be an especial thrill for the directors of World Neighbours to to welcome Suresh and hear firsthand about the reconstruction projects that will be in progress by that time. We’ll keep you posted about the details of his speaking engagements.