Busy Rose Charities Malaysia… !

Events for 2014
java-map4D/3N Trip to ROSE Shelter in Bandung!

Date: 23rd to 26th Sept 2014
Activity: Visiting ROSE Shelter

ROSE Charities Malaysia will be visiting Bandung Rose Shelter in West Java, Indonesia. Provisions and assistance will be provided….

Members, Volunteers & Friends are invited. For more details, kindly contact: Mr. Lawrence (C/P: 012 4882419)

Cost: Ground arrangement (RM650) including airport transfers, hill resort hotel accommodation, all meals, sightseeing and self-funded shopping spree!

Flight Options:
MAS RM650 (Penang -> KL -> Jakarta & return) or
Air Asia RM950 (Penang -> KL -> Bandung & return)

 

Visiting Orang Asli Camp

Date: Sunday, 12th October 2014
Activity: Health Screening at Orang Asli Camp
ROSE Charities Malaysia partner with Lions Club to carry out regular bi-annually Health Screening event at the camp in Tapah,Perak. Families will also be receiving Provisions and Clothing, besides Food and Beverages provided.

 

Festive Celebration! ( Deepavali aka Festival of Lights)

Date: Sunday 19th October 2014
Activity: Children’s Day Out

ROSE Charities Malaysia will be inviting 200 underprivileged children to a Fun-fill gathering to celebrate Deepavali, including games and other activities and goodies!
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Seniors’ Day Out (International Day for the Elderly):

Date: Monday, 3rd Nov 2014
Activity: A day Trip up Penang Hill

In conjunction with International Day for the Elderly, Rose Charities Malaysia will be hosting 500 Seniors on a half day trip to experience a Ride on new Penang Hill Blue Funicular Train (1st generation was the wooden train and 2nd generation was red-and-white train)

Guests of Honor including The Governor of Penang and his consort, The Chief Minister and spouse will be among other State VIPs attending the event.
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Children’s Day Party ( Universal Children’s Day)

Date: Sunday, 7th Dec 2014
Activity: Grand Party @ Penang Sports Club

ROSE Charities Malaysia will be celebrating Universal Children’s Day together with 1000 children from various Charitable Homes.
Children are the Future of Nation and the Citizens of Tomorrow!

 

Members Yet?

No problem, Volunteers or Friends of Members/Volunteers are all Welcome!

If you are interested in any of the above event, Please do not hesitate to contact any of the following:

rosecharities.malaysia@gmail.com

gimsanlee168@gmail.com

lawrence2419@gmail.com
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Khan-Touch-This crosses finish line in Ulan Bator

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10th September 2013, after thousands of difficult miles and 12 countries crossed, the Khan-Touch-This team of Will and Henry Midgley (NZ) and Lee Schwab (Vancouver, Canada) have made it to Ulan Bator.  Their support for Rose Charities has been hugely appreciated by the whole Rose network. Thank you Will, Henry and Lee

Donations as always hugely appreciated  http://www.justgiving.com/KhanTouchThis

Mongolia Rally – The first three weeks for ‘Khan touch This’

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First three weeks through Europe and Turkey to Georgia 

After leaving the UK the participants re-grouped for another party in a castle near Prague and again on a beach in Romania.  Our three then headed off to Suceava in Western Romania in order to go north around the Black Sea only to find they could not get a visa for Moldovia.  Why? !

They then headed back down the Southern Route via a beach in Bulgaria

pic2Burst a tyre on the way (only five spares left) and then headed off to Istanbul where they finally got their visa for Iran.  They have a fridge but would like the Air Con.

After a no doubt steamy long drive they reached the middle of Turkey investigated the fascinating underground city of Derinkuyu which wasdiscovered in 1963.  It could accommodate 10,000 people, had about 20 underground levels, had its own wells and ventilation system as well as an 8km pic3tunnel to another underground city.

And nearby rock churches and interesting geology

They then went to Georgia and visited a city ‘Batumi’ at the furthest end of the Black Sea before heading for Tbilisi- poor roads and they don’t have a map but they are now off to Armenia.

pic5Meanwhile they have gone (slightly) native and bought the male version of harem pants …in gold.

Khan Touch This – Three men with a mission – to make life more fun

kh1We met two of our intrepid trio in a café in Cambridge on Friday, Will and Henry the kiwi brothers.  Two days to go before they leave.

Are they organised? Not very

Does it matter? Not really.

The Mongol Rally is just that; not a race but an experience so if you do it too quickly you haven’t had enough fun!  And I think they are going to have great fun.

The basics are covered; a state of the art UV water purifier; a light weight car with a protected sump and plenty of spare tyres PLUS a home-made wooden roof rack; paper maps and guides and a list of must see places en route.  Apart from this they are taking the very minimum given the compact nature of ‘Isabelle’ the car.

kh2They are fortunate in that the team includes two engineers.  On the other hand Will and Henry have not done much travelling outside the developed world before so it should all be a fresh experience for them.  This should make the team blog fascinating.

For more information on how they decided to go on this rally see http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/stories/2013/Mongol_Rally/  and follow them on http://mongolrally10.theadventurists.com/index.php?mode=teamwebsites&name=khant-touch-this

Rose Charities UK is one of their nominated Charities – thank you guys – so give generously.

Barbara Reade.Hon Treasurer Rose Charities UK  (contact@rosecharities.org.uk )

Rose Charities Canada 2013 Project Forum – Vancouver

Dr Andrew Macnab. Expert on Health promoting schools

and founder Brighter Smiles Africa

An amazing group of people attended the Jan 2013 Rose Charities Canada Project Forum of varied interests and backgrounds and organizations.  A comment from one of the participants summarized it well ‘I cant believe the amount of shere competence and expertise present in this room this evening;   The meeting was held again at Creekside Community Centre. False Creek, Vancouver

This year the format was slightly different.  instead of fixed presentations the concept was to more to generate debate, comment and constructive participation.  In the first half Will Grut of Rose International summarized the network in an individual presentation but invited the various project groups to update as their projects were presented.  In the second half a panel consisting of Dr Andrew Macnab ( www.brightersmilesafrica.ca ) ,  Dr Ruth Brighouse and Annette Borkent  (www.safemotherhoodproject.org ) facilitated discussion using aspects of their excellent projects to focus on particular issues.

Food, sushi, dips, cakes, cookies and coffee were kindly provided by some of the participants, notably Dr Diana Carter (UBC Psychiatry Dept)

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Notable attendees in addition to those mentioned above, were  Ms Sue Ishii  www.amdacanada.org , Nicole Schouela, Honey Halpern and a team from www.standtalleducation.org  ,  Prof. Jane Roskams of the The Ha Mpiti Project/Mathabo Leadership Academy Project, Lesotho,  Liz Moss  of  Proyecto San Gerardo Costa Rica, Luke King  of Rose Madagascar   www.rosecanada.info/madagascar/  Will Grut represented Roses Cambodia and Vietnam  www.rosecambodia.org   www.rosevietnam.org  and Dr Yoga Yogendran of Rose Sri Lanka Committee  www.rosesrilanka.info . International Counsellor (original organizer of 2005 Rose Tsunami post traumatic counselling program) Yaya de Andrade ( see   http://rosecharities.blogspot.ca/2009/12/impact-of-disasters-on-children-by-dr.html )  attended as well as Emily McCance and
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of the Rose Social Enterprise Committee  (see http://rosecharities.org/2012/11/social-enterprise-seminar-vancouver/ ) . The Hillman Fund www.hmef.info were well represented by  Dr Joanne Young and Mr Craig Keeting , as were International Health Initiatives, Juliette  www.internationalhealthinitiatives.com .  Dr Ellen Coburn of  www.mayanproject.org Guatemala school project contributed an excellent update.  Mrs Janice (and husband Dr David) Wensley of the Safe Motherhood Committee of Rose Charities came as did    Rose Charities Canada’s Chair, Maggie Francis and Hon Treasurer Eric Vanderluit   Accountant Kevin Simpson, (who carries out pivotal accounting  work for Rose Canada) as did a fellow accountant and Rose supporter,   Richard McCallum

Dr Ruth Brighouse and Anne Borkent of Safe Motherhood

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The atmosphere of the meeting was stimulating, creative and constructive. Discussions ranged around many areas though focusing on transfer of training and teaching schools.  Such skills transfer is very much the focus of the projects (Birthing attendant skills Guatemala and Health Promotion in Uganda) .  The Rose Charities network is now fairly broad as well as deep and the forum allowed organizers from dispersed parts of it to meet and exchange ideas.

A big thank you to Maggie Francis (Chair Rose Charities Canada) and Linda Roberts(Rose International Hon Sec)  for much of the structuring of the meeting.

 

Rose UK recent events

Church Bazar


Congratulations to all for the first Church Bazaar stall for Rose Charities UK which raised £116 towards teaching Afghan women how to use the computer. A lot was learnt from this experience and we look forward to doing this again, hopefully more profitably.

 

Thank you Kate Edge ..

Many thanks to Kate Edge for running a workshop in Sevenoaks to create personalised Christmas Stockings. Her students very generously gave £110 towards teaching Afghan women IT skills.

And thank you  to Nizells Pilates class..

A group from a ‘Pilates’ class at Nizells raised £140 for training Afghan women by providing their own Christmas lunch rather than going to a restaurant. The money saved (and more) was donated to Rose Charities UK instead. This was very enjoyable and the food was as good as in a restaurant, if not better, so this was a win win event. Many thanks for their efforts.