Upcoming Events

Justin Siena High School, Napa Valley

October 28, 2014

Justin Siena, Napa, CA 

For more information about this public event with VHW Founder & CEO Deo Niyizonkiza and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tracy Kidder, please visit the Justin Siena Bulletin.

Ba Mama Bacu Bose: All of our Mothers

October 6, 2014

Symphony Space Theater, New York, NY

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Books for Kigutu Presentation

October 4, 2014, 11:00am

Location: Medford, Oregon 

For more information, please contact Katherine Leppek at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This coming event will be hosted together with the American Association of University Women.

Books for Kigutu Third Annual Garage Sale

May 17, 2014, 8:00am- 3:00pm

2569 Delmar Way, Medford, Oregon

Books for Kigutu is holding its third annual garage sale! To donate a garage sale item, please contact Katherine Leppek at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Last year's garage sale raised enough money to purchase $500 worth of toys and outdoor play supplies for VHW's new preschool. 

Bay Area Global Health Happy Hour

May 8, 2014 EVENT PAGE- 6:00pm at The Patio in Palo Alto, CA 

May 30, 2014 EVENT PAGE- 6:00pm at Southern Pacific Brewing in San Francisco, CA

Network with Bay Area global health professionals and students at our upcoming May happy hour events. Attendees from past events have included staff from UCSF, Stanford, Face AIDS, Wellbody Alliance, One World Children's Fund, and Oakland Children's Hospital.

Deo Visits Ireland for a Seminar Marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

April 10, 2014

Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Deo will be participating in a panel hosted by Concern Worldwide, GOAL, Oxfam Ireland, and Trocaire. The event is titled, "Strengthening the Global Reponse to Humanitarian Crises." More information is available at: http://www.goal.ie/NewsDetails/402.

Global Health Happy Hour in SF

April 11, 2014

Southern Pacific Brewing, San Francisco, CA 94110

VHW is organizing its second global health themed happy hour in San Francisco. For more information, view the EVENT PAGE and feel free to contact VHW's West Coast Engagement Manager, Alyssa Yamamoto at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

VHW at Clinton Global Initiative University

March 22, 2014

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

VHW Founder and CEO is speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual conference in Phoenix, AZ. Deo is participating in a panel titled, "Coming in Second: Scaling What Works."

Launch Network Brunch Event in SF

March 16, 2014

3865 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

On Sunday March 16th, The Launch Network and Harvard Undergraduate Senior Class Committees are co-sponsoring a potluck brunch event in San Francisco. All donations from the event will go to Village Health Works. The goal is to raise $1,250 for one month of nutritious food assistance for VHW's 90 preschoolers.

 

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A Compassionate World: A Seattle Fundraising Dinner to Benefit VHW

March 6, 2014, 6:00pm

Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, WA

VHW Seattle, an all-volunteer group whose members have played critical roles in setting up the VHW's programs in Kigutu, is hosting a fundraising dinner in Seattle, WA on Thursday, March 6th. To register, please visit the EVENT PAGE.

Napa Celebration of Deo's Dalai Lama Award

February 24, 2014, 4:00pm

The McClure Residence, Napa, CA

On Sunday, February 23rd, VHW founder and CEO, Deogratias Niyizonkiza is being honored by his Holiness the Dalai Lama as an "Unsung Hero of Compassion.

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Wally Findlay Galleries Reception

February 12, 2014, 6:30pm 

Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, NY 

Wally Findlay Galleries and Village Health Works request the pleasure of your company at a cocktail reception on February 12th at the Wally Findlay Galleries at124 East 57th Street, New York, NY. The event will raise awareness of VHW's life-saving services in Burundi, and preview a special exhibition, "Timeless Influence: Africa and the Modernists." RSVP required. Please contact Katherine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (212) 421-5390.

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Global Health Equity Social in SF

February 7, 2014, 6:00pm

Palio D'Asti Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

VHW is thrilled to organize the Bay Area's first global health equity social on Friday, February 7th. Together with employees, students, and volunteers from FACE AIDS, UCSF, and beyond, we are trying to start a semi-regular happy hour that brings together like-minded, action-oriented individuals from across the global health sector. For more information, please visit our EVENT PAGE

AllPeopleBeHappy Foundation Hosts Deo at Rice University

Deo will be speaking at Rice University thanks to VHW supporter, AllPeopleBeHappy. The event is open to the public.

December 3, 2013, 6-8pm
Houston, Texas

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Pangea's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Deo has been invited to speak at Pangea's 10th anniversary celebration. 

November 15, 2013

Seattle, Washington

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Global Washington

Deo has been invited to speak at Global Washington's 2013 conference. 

November 13, 2013

Seattle, Washington

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Fundraising Dinner in Napa Valley with Deo and Tracy Kidder

Please join us for a special fundraising dinner at Fish Story in Napa Valley, organized by John Schwartz of Amuse Bouche Winery. Reservations are $350 per person. See below for more information.

November 7, 2013

Fish Story Restaurant in Napa, CA

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Project Redwood Sponsored Event

Deo has been invited to speak at an event organized by Project Redwood and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

September 24, 2013

New York, NY

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A Night of Extraordinary Grassroots Philanthropists

Deo has been invited to speak at A Night of Extraordinary Philanthropists.

September 11, 2013

New York, NY

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Eisenhower Medallion Award

People to People International will present Village Health Works founder and CEO, Deogratias Niyizonkiza the Eisenhower Medallion Award at their international meeting.

August 28-31, 2013

New Orleans, LA

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Summit Series

Deo has been invited to speak at the upcoming Summit Series retreat in Eden, UT. He will be leading a hike, which will culminate in a speaker event. 

July 19-22

Eden, UT

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Berkshire School Chooses "Strength in What Remains" For 2013-2014 All School Reads

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Books For Kigutu Garage Sale

Books For Kigutu is holding a garage sale in Medford, Oregon on May 18th. See flyer for details:

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Wheelock International Conference

June 20, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

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Williams College Honorary Degree

June 2, 2013

Williams College

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Global Philanthropy Forum Conference

April 15, 2013

Redwood City, California

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President's Leadership Dialogue

February 25, 2013

University of South Carolina

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Global Partnership in Music

February 7-17, 2013

Kigutu, Burundi

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International Book Giving Day Celebration

February 16, 2013

Jacksonville, OR

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An Autumn Celebration Of Song

Save The Date

Join us for a concert
in Napa Valley, California
at The Caves of Clos Pegase

Sunday, October 28th
4pm

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