Rose Charities 20 year Anniversary Conference on International Community Development: building small, sustainable, local projects
Discussions; Workshops; Panels; Presentations…
Keynote speakers: Ms Morgan Weinberg: Founder ‘Little Footprints, Big Steps’ Peter Robinson. Ex CEO. David Suzuki Foundation and M.E.C. Vancouver
…………..’Maintaining Compassion in a Fractured World’..………………..
Others will include, Dato’ Lawrence Cheah – Rose International Chair and Social Philanthropist, Dr Andrew Macnab -International Health; Dr Joanne Young – Hillman Fund; Dr Diana Carter – Cultural Psychiatry, Ms Sarala Adhikari, Jean Lubin, Dr Nous Sarom, Richard Anthony – community program directors. Program founders and leader also from Rose Charities and other programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas .
Information (doc), Registration
Rose Charities 2018 International Report (pdf)
“Health promotion depends on individual behaviour change, coupled with appropriate technology and legislation. Prevention at a societal level relies on legislation and application of technology, but at individual level requires alterations in behaviour that are only achieved through education and attitudinal change.”
“Behaviour change usually only follows a life-changing insight, the equivalent of a light bulb coming on in the brain – it’s not the same for everyone – the trick is to find something that is relevant to and resonates with the population or group you are working with,”
“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a particular challenge in Africa. NCDs currently cause more than 60% of deaths worldwide and 80% in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). And 44% of deaths from NCDs are preventable. The economic burden is very high – over the next 20 years NCDs will cost more than US $30 trillion – 48% of global GDP.”
“And in Africa, poverty and malnutrition enhance the severity and cost of all disease conditions,”
“So, we can’t wait to treat, we must prevent.” … read entire article (pdf)
The renowned University of Leeds Photography Exhibition and Competition, has honoured Rose Charities UK for its 2017 beneficiary Charity. With programs implemented for 20 years based world wide, Rose Charities was founded initially to assist in war-torn post conflict Indo-China area of S.E Asia where programs continue in Vietnam and Cambodia to this day The Leeds photographic exhibition this year targets Asia and is known for its high standard of creative talent.
Specific program focus will be the Rose Charities Cambodia Sight restoration and blindness prevention program and the Vietnam Orphanage assist programs (two orphanages (Be Tho and Thien Phuoc )
(Images above by Megan Ellis (upper) and Rachel Miles (lower)
Images from the groundbreaking June 2015 Rose Charities NZ retinal surgical training team visit toDr Vra and Natalia’s Rose Cambodia Eye Hospital. June 2015. With retinal surgeons Dr. Muhammad Khalid, from Hawkes Bay and
Mike Webber (GNZM) examines a patient
Dr Rob Weatherhead .
This enormously successful visit organized by ike Webber (GNZM) Optometrist of Wanganui NZ , and funded by generous NZ donors resulted in a major upgrade of retinal surgical capacity in the excellent facilities of the new international standard hospital built by Dr Vra. The original Kieng Khleang clinic remains to help meet the huge demand in Rose Cambodia’s services to the poor
Hawkes Bay Retinal Surgical Consultant Dr. Muhammad Khalid in hands-on training
Rose Charities UK Fundraiser for Smiles Uganda Education Fund
Funds raised will contribute to Smiles Uganda Education Fund keeping 45 impoverished Ugandan children in school for the next year.
This is the seventh year that events have been organized to pay school fees for these Kampala children who would not otherwise have access to education . Already the first graduate, Amos Alwa, has enrolled in Kyambogo University specializing in civil engineering!
Rose Charities UK and Smiles Uganda are run entirely by volunteers, so your donations go directly to benefit these incredibly worthy kids!
Rose Charities UK is delighted to support the fundraising this year. An event is being held at Raffles 287 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 5EW Friday September 18th, 2015 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM . Come and enjoy a splendid cocktail party and canapé’s night with some of London’s hottest DJ’s. Tickets £25.
The club has numbered amongst its former members Royalty, Politicians, celebrities and several generations of established families and has welcomed everyone from Princess Margaret, Earl Snowden and Lichfield, the world renowned American singer Barbara Streisand to the Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
In the early 70’s the club continued to enjoy the patronage of the highest levels of English society and on one occasion the Queen herself attended, together with Price Charles and Princess Anne, for the 21st birthday party of the grandson of the Earl of Mountbatten.
Raffles recently won several awards at the 2015 London Bar and Club awards night and is once again at the forefront of the London social scene.
Smiles Uganda Education Fund collective mission is to further youth education in Uganda. Our principle for our cause and charity is rooted in this quote:
“There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both means and the motivation to improve their circumstances. Unless they can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink into apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.”
Please help us provide that spark. Donate here ; https://campaign.justgiving.com//charity/rosecharitiesuk/smiles-uganda
Or text SMIL18 £10 to 70070 to donate to Rose Charities UK and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
Campaign Target: £7,500
Expiry Date: 10th October 2015
Thanks so much for your donation to this Appeal. Your support means an incredible amount to us. Thank you.
Rose Charities UK is very pleased to be involved in raising funds for ‘Smiles Uganda’.
Each year funds are raised for the next year’s schooling of 45 impoverished Ugandan children.
Please see the stories of some of these brave children in the linked video: Smiles Uganda children
On 18th September from 7pm to 9.30pm there is a ‘do’ at the prestigious ‘Raffles’ club on the Kings Road, Chelsea.
Come and enjoy a splendid cocktail party and canapé’s night with some of London’s hottest DJ’s.
Tickets are £25 from: www.RafflesChelsea.com/events or on the door. Please bring your friends.
All funds will go directly to the charity.
Both Rose Charities UK and Smiles Uganda are run by volunteers so your donations go directly to benefit these children.
In addition, ‘Smiles Uganda’ will receive part of the funds raised from Raffles prestigious 50th Anniversary event on the 1st October.
This will be held in the gardens of Berkeley Square, Mayfair with Guy Berber (Rumours) and a casino operated by Crockfords.
Tickets for this event can also be obtained through the above link.
If you would like to donate to this very deserving cause please go to https://campaign.justgiving.com//charity/rosecharitiesuk/smiles-uganda
or text SMIL18 £10 to 70070 to donate to Rose Charities UK and make a difference today.
Rose Lanka Micro credit and Rose Charities Sri Lanka have been working on a Project in Hopton Village, Lunugala, Badulla District since the beginning of this year 2014. The above Koslanda land slide happened near our project area in the same District.
On 29.10.2014 at 7.30 am, the above Land slide happened after heavy monsoon rains, engulfed about 140 houses in Badulla District. 302 bodies were found up to now and believed more than 100 people missing as per information given by the Disaster Management Ministry, Srilanka.
Bad weather is also hampering the rescue operations. Also there is still a threat of further land slide and a group of 500 Army and Air force personal are assisting with rescue operations.
More that100 people are still missing. Some school children were in the school during this time and they are safe but many children became orphans. Some husbands lost their wives, children and family members. Most of the houses and Temples have been buried in 09 Meter(30’) in Mud. Affected people are in School Refugee camps and urgently in need of cloth,food,water,milk food for infants etc.
Rose Lanka Micro Credit Managing Director and staff had an urgent meeting with all staff of Rose Charities Srilanka and decided to collect some cloth, food items etc. from our members and public to help the Land slide refugees.
Donations gratefully accepted (Donations page) (please write ‘Srilanka landslide’ in the comments box on the donation page)