Projects

CSLI’s Uniting the World projects and the stories as to how they came to be

EDS Education Development Society

The latest educational project for Rose Charities: Kalmunai is seeking land to buy and build their own school to support students from the public school system that only provides part-time study.

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Community Centre

After returning from Sri Lanka’s tsunami, CSLI helped finance the building of a community centre in Kalmunai (2006) by buying capital to buy land for $20,000.

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Sri Lanka Scholarships

Twenty students* from Kalmunai have been provided university scholarships so as to be able to attend college in Colombo and Jaffna (2006, 2010) through a Rose Charity initiative called UniversiTea* (Tea is one of Sri Lanka’s major exports).

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Cambodia Scholarships

CSLI helped two promising Cambodian students (2010) Mao and Nhor, who without funding, wouldn’t not be able to go to university.

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Children International

Eight children* through Children International* from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, India and Chile have been supported financially over the last 10 years through regular contributions from CSLI and student fund raisers (1995).

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Microcredit Sustainability Tour

UTW biked across Canada along the Trans Canada Trail (coast to coast) to create greater awareness as to the benefits of micro credit in creating true sustainability for communities in economic need.

Check out our Microcredit Sustability (Bike) Tour Blog Archive

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Overseas Volunteer Program

As an extension of our education programs in Sri Lanka we are beginning an exciting new project – the Overseas Volunteer Program! Sonia Herndier, (public school teacher and mother of our staffer, Erika) was our first ‘pilot’ graciously volunteering her time and skills to help teach English to Rose Charities staff and teachers in Kalmunai.

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CSLI Energy Savings Program

CSLI has an established recycling policy with student and staff waste materials (2005) and is currently undergoing a revolutionary energy saving program

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World Cup Soccer

There is no sport that unites the world more than football and it is the most popular game that all our students from around the world want to play and watch, girls and guys included.
View are World Cup Soccer Blog Archive

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Olympics

CSLI reaches for health and sports. At the Winter Olympics in Vancouver (2010)  CSLI students volunteered as Vancouver hosts during the games acting as translators and community support.

View our Vancouver Games Blog Archive

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Gift of Giving (2008)

Teachers and administration staff rather than taking end of year bonuses, they gave to individual local causes they cared about most including the foodbank, animal shelters and community support groups.

This is just one example from Val.

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Big Brothers & Sisters of BC

CSLI has been active with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada for a number of years with both Directors ‘adopting’ single-parent kids, Big Brother Lawrence with Kris (1990) and Big Sister Lori-Ann with Kenta (1994).

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Terry Fox Foundation: Cancer Research

CSLI staff and students has been active participants at Terry Fox Runs over the last 10 years

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Emergency Relief

Providing help for survivors of floods, famines and earthquakes was the first of CSLI’s projects including

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Microcredit

Lawrence Keenan, Director of CSLI was the co-founder of Rose Charities Micro Credit (2006), established to provide low interest small loans to families needing to (re)start small home-based businesses after the destruction of the tsunami on communities like Kalmunai in Sri Lanka.

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Building Schools


After returning from Sri Lanka’s tsunami, CSLI helped finance the building of a community centre in Kalmunai (2006), and build & replace schools damaged by the tsunami throughout Sri Lanka (2005).

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Kalmunai

With the help of our charity partner Rose Charities Canada, CSLI has adopted a township called Kalmunai on the neglected east coast of Sri Lanka. This is  the centre of many of our projects.

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