Back row, left to right: Yona Kayombo (Tanzania), Hope Rukundo (Uganda), Angaza Gimbi (Tanzania), John M'Nthangi (Kenya), George Oroma (Uganda), Fongsamouoth Southammavong (Laos), Clara Beking (Canadian Egg Producer), Pison Kanyesigye (Uganda), Duc Phuc Pham (Vietnam). Front row left to right, Kristen Rodrigues (VWB/VSF Staff), Vannaphone Putthana (Laos), Heather Ho (VWB/VSF Staff). Missing: Leah Kariuki (Kenya).
For two weeks, ten representatives from VWB/VSF’s partners in Asia and Africa spent every waking moment learning about livestock production and veterinary medicine in Canada, and sharing insights from their own experience around the world. Much of the sharing was between members of the group, and by the end of the mission they described themselves as a tight team, “almost brothers and sisters”. At every stop, in Ontario and Prince Edward Island, the group proved to be wonderful ambassadors for VWB/VSF and its work around the world. Thank you to everyone who hosted the group and to the team members for making this tour such a resounding success.