Upcoming Events


Books for Kigutu 5th Annual Garage Sale 

Benefitting the education programs of Village Health Works

Saturday, May 14th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2569 Delmar Way
Medford, Oregon

Currently accepting donations of used items.

Past Events

Holiday Luncheon

Monday, December 7th 2015 

At the River Club New York

11th Hour Project - CONNECT 2015 Event

Thursday, October 22nd 

In San Francisco

"Humanism In Medicine" medical symposium at Marian University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM)

Deo, our founder and CEO, will be a keynote speaker at the Marian University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM). 

• Saturday August 15th, 2015

• MUCOM, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222

For more information, please contact

Glen Ridge Public High School, NJ

Deogratiais Niyizonkiza will visit Glen Ridge Public High School in New Jersey where he will address several classes of students. 

• June 4th, 2015 evening

• Glen Ridge Public High School, NJ

For more information, please contact


Oxford Africa Conference 2015 

Deo will be a Distinguished Speaker at the Oxford Africa Conference 2015, one of the largest and most globally recognized African conferences of its type organized by the long-established Oxford Africa Society in close partnership with the Oxford Africa Business network.

• May 22nd and 23rd, 2015

• Conference held in Oxford University (United Kingdom)

• Focus of the conference: "A Continent on the Move: People, Politics and Business across borders"

Fourth Annual Books for Kigutu Garage Sale

• Date: Saturday, May 16
• Location: Medford, Oregon
• Now accepting donations of items. Please, contact or Katherine: 541.944.2082. For more information, click here to see the flyer.

Arcadia University

May 14th & 15th, 2015

At Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Deo will recieve an honorary degree from Arcadia University and address Arcadia's undergraduate candidates at the University's undergraduate commencement on May 15th, 2015.

Generational Changes Event

Panel held in Lycée Français of NYC on May 5th, 2015 

Hosted by alumni from Stanford, Yale and Harvard.

For more information, click here to watch the inspirational video of the event.  

Cristo Rey New York High School, NY 

• Friday May 1st, 2015
• In the Church assembly space
• Speaking engagement and Q&A with Deo
More information to come soon.

International Association for Impact Assessment

April 22nd, 2015.

Deo will be speaking at the Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), in Florence, Italy, in commemoration of Charlie Wolf. 

People to People Delaware Chapter 30th Anniversary 

April, 18th 2015. 

This will be a wonderful celebration of the ideals that President Eisenhower set down and that People to People Delaware Chapter has tried to follow for the last 30 years. For more information about this event please click here.

To see the Tribute from the Senate to Village Health Works and Deo, click here.

Strength In What Remains' Dinner in Seattle

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm

Location: Hyatt at Olive 8 - Seattle 

For donations related to this event, please click here to contribute.


Holiday Luncheon

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 12pm to 2pm.

At the River Club New York.

Hosted by Sharon Jacob and Jennifer Green.

By invitation only.

Second Annual Napa Valley Charity Dinner

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7911 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
Reception: 6:00 pm

Dinner: 7:00 pm

Donation: $500 per person

Featuring the culinary creations of executive chef Charles Phan, 2014 James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Restaurant in the U.S. & Napa Valley wines from acclaimed vintner, Heidi Barrett.

To read more about this event click here.

Justin Siena High School, Napa, CA 

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  • 9:15 am Registration
  • Clark Gym
  • Tickets: $15  

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

Ba Mama Bacu Bose: All of our Mothers

October 6, 2014
Symphony Space Theater, New York, NY

Books for Kigutu Presentation

October 4, 2014, 11:00am
Location: Medford, Oregon 

For more information, please contact Katherine Leppek at 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 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:

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 .

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.

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.

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.

VHW supporters, Bill and Christine McClure ask you to join them at their home in Napa Valley, CA on Monday the 24th, from 4pm to 8pm, to celebrate this wonderful achievement for Deo and Village Health Works. 

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 at 124 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. 

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.