Well... The study tour has come to an end and we are leaving for the airport for our 2:00 AM flight to London. We have seen more than just elephants, monkeys and co-ops. We have experienced generosity and friendship, we have seen passion and commitment and we have been inspired by the brilliance and hard work of the Sri Lankan's. From a co-op perspective, they have much to teach the rest of the world.
Photo: Members of study tour group in Sri Lanka
Before we left, our team of 10 Canadian co-operators re-affirmed our commitment to CDF by setting a fund raising goal of $150,000 by Christmas. With a match of 3:1 by CIDA, this will raise a total of $600,000 for this worthwhile work .
I feel honored to have spent time with this talented Canadian team and honored to have these new Sri Lankan friends.
I am heading home to a snow fall warning in Vancouver. I can't wait. I look forward to rejoining my family in Abbotsford.
Those of you who have followed this blog from across the country ... Thank you.
It is amazing how co-ops can help break the cycle of poverty.
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By: Barry Delaney