I was thrilled to recently be invited to two events organised by the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) for a visiting Bolivian Parliamentary delegation. On Monday I participated in a working lunch to discuss the issues of street children, with representatives from Toybox charity and the Consortium for Street Children, alongside Craig Whittaker MP, Pauline Latham MP and Lord Dholakia.
On Tuesday I was invited to a joint welcome reception for the delegation with the Bolivian Embassy, Canning House, the Anglo-Bolivian Society and members of the BGIPU.
Both events were a fantastic way of meeting a number of people with a keen interest in Bolivia and the street children, and I was able to have lots of fruitful discussions regarding future projects and ideas. My thanks to the BGIPU for the invitation.
On Thursday I will once again be traveling to London to take part in a Latin American Charities Forum organised by the LATA Foundation – another opportunity to share ideas, challenges, concerns and knowledge with similar organisations.
The Bolivian delegation was composed of: Lucio Marca Mamani (First Vice President, Movement for Socialism), Galo Bonifaz Silvestre (Movement for Socialism), Angel David Cortez Villegas (Social Alliance), Nelida Sifuentes (Vice President, Movement for Socialism, Chiquisaca), Eugenio Rojas (Movement for Socialism, La Paz) and Eduardo Maldonaldo (Movement for Socialism, Potosi). It was a pleasure to meet them and I hope that we can work together in the future.