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2016 – 2017 Rose Charities International Report and Update

rose-logo20:20 …  Now in 2017 Rose Charities will have now  been in  existence  somewhere in the world for 20 years. that Rose has actively supported programs in 20 countries.  It would have been hard to imagine 20 years ago the degree of  expansion which has occurred   (click for report .. pdf)

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Thriving and enhancing their local communties: Rose Canada 2016 Annual Chair Report

leonardo-touch“In reviewing the annual reports of all the different projects, I am amazed at how much is achieved and how despite the challenges of funding from year to year the projects continue to thrive and enhance their local communities”. . ..  Maggie Francis  Chair Rose Charities Canada 2016.  (click for 2016 annual pdf report)  




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‘The Rehearsal’ : New, acclaimed NZ movie: Director Alison McLean, Co-script, Emily Perkins.. see it with Rose NZ and support Samoan children.. 24 August 2016, Auckland

rosenz-emily-film2Project Toolkit Samoa (click)

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Master Pianist Rustsuko Yamagishi to play in Vancouver again June 23rd. Ecuador and Kumamoto earthquake assistance

rutsuko16-for-annieDate:  Thursday 23rd June 2016

Location: Canadian Memorial Church Hall & Peace Centre. 15th and Burrard, Vancouver

Time:  Start 7.30 (doors open 6.30pm)

Admission: In advance $30  $25-Students ( At door $40/$35)

Parking: Street parking available plus a limited number of places at Centre for Peace

Ms Rutsuko Yamagishi is a world class pianist, returning now for her third AMDA/RoseCharities charity concert.  Born in Vancouver,  Rutsuko, emigrated to Japan to continue her career as a virtuoso.  In much demand, world-wide, Rutsuko nevertheless donates her performances to AMDA/Rose Charities Charitable causes.  On this occasion, proceeds will go to assist in both Ecuador and Kumamto Earthquake assistance.



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Rose Vlll International Meeting: Uganda: April 2016… Education and Community Health

smile-kids1 The 8th Rose Charities International Meeting is being held in Kampala Uganda on Friday 15th April 2016 with a later optional workshop session at Mbarara on Monday 18th April.

Rose Charities now has a 20 year history of sustainable program development and management with close to  100% success.  The secrets of these achievements have become clear and will be presented and discussed at the meeting along with other topics.  (see the program below).

All who are interested are welcome. Attendance is free and includes lunch and morning and afternoon session refreshments.   Registration however is necessary(so we know numbers)  by emailing .  See you there !

Our amazing conference speakers ! [click]



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Its not just the All Blacks ! .. Rose Charities NZ – a wonderful year 2015 – newsletter ..


Its not just the amazing All Blacks rugby team…

From music for children, to sight restoration for poor Cambodians, to programs in the Philippines and Samoa as well as in NZ itself, Rose Charities NZ has had an amazing 2015.   Read all about it in the end of year newsletter..


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Assistance to N.E. Thailand’s remote Baan Mae Ramoeng School

hrh-kids3The Baan Mae Ramoeng School is close to the Myanmar border and helps around 1000 children from remove areas of considerable impoverishment.   Population consists of mainly subsistence farming and there are many families displaced by conflict among the local population, the majority of which are ethnically Karen people.

Rose’s close  Vancouver/Richmond  partner organization CIEAF (Canadian International Education Assistance Fund) set out to assist this school having identified its needs through the Royal Thailand Consulate in Vancouver, which in turn was promoting its needs from one its main support group as one of the schools (of many) supported by Thailands  Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in her considerable and noteworthy spectrum of charitable assistance.

hrh-kids1The Baan Mae Ramoeng School is close to the Myanmar border and helps around 1000 children from remove areas of considerable impoverishment.   Population consists of mainly subsistence farming and there are many families displaced by conflict among the local population, the majority of which are ethnically Karen people.

HRH. Princess Sirindhorn identified that many of the children at the Baan Mae Ramoeng School had to walk huge

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn makes a visit

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn makes a visit

distances, as much as 40km each way to attend class.  Dormatary facilities were badly needed. In addition need for a vocational training scheem was also noted in order to try to boost income generation for families in this very poor area.

CIEAF, Thai Consulate and Rose Charities aim to work together for fund-raising and implementation of the school upgrade program and this will start with a fundraiser at the Thai Consulate in Vancouver on September 19th.

hrh-kids4Donations are, greatly welcomed,  tax-receiptable (Canada) and may be made on line here  (scroll down the list of causes to Thailand after you hit the donate button)



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Rose Charities NZ Retinal Surgical Training visit to Rose Eye Hospital Camboida

20150705_175911Images 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 Dr Rob Weatherhead .  This enormously successful visit organized by Mike Webber  Optometrist of Wanganui NZ , and funded by generous NZ donors  resulted in a major upgrade of retinal surgcial capacity in excellent in the new international standard facility  built by Dr Vra. The original Kieng Khleang clinic remains to help meet the huge demand in Rose Cambodia’s services to the poor

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Raffles, Smiles and Roses; .. ‘A Night of Smiles’ .. September 18th in Chelsea, London..

raffles1The Raffles Club in Chelsea, London     has numbered amongst its former members Royalty, Politicians, celebrities and several generations of established families and has welcomed everyone from Princess Margaret, Earl Snowdon 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 Prince Charles and Princess Anne, for the 21st birthday party of the grandson of the Earl of Mountbatten .

Previously described as “a darkened , noisome centre of nightlife for the better-heeled Chelsea folk” the raffles3club has always provided a combination of services, from drinks to food to dancing but dinner ceased to be served in the 1980’s and has over recent years been best known for its dancing and drinks offering.

Members enjoy the club for its exclusivity and luxury, as well as its music, which lies at the core of the club and Raffles attracts some of the best acts and DJs in the world. Under the watchful eye of the club’s management the club will be celebrating nearly half a century of existence.

Smiles Uganda is a Rose Charities program in Africa  supporting poor Ugandan children’s education.This is the sixth year that events have been organized to support the program . Funds raised pay school fees for children who would not otherwise have access to education . Already the first graduate,

 Smiles Fund founder Galib Kara with sponsored kids Uganda

Happy Ugandan kids with Smiles Fund founder Galib Kara

Amos Alwa, has enrolled in Kyambogo University specializing in civil engineering!

Rose Charities UK and the Smiles Uganda program are run entirely by volunteers, so 100% of your donations go directly to benefit these incredibly worthy kids!  Gift Aid augmented donations are possible and appreciated.   It is a rare opportunity to be entertained at the legendary Raffles Club for such a relatively low entry , almost all of which will go to an amazing and hugely needed cause. Donations (including downloadable Gift Aid form)  via

(nb Canadian donors may donate to the Smiles Fund and receive tax receipts at Click on Smiles in the drop -down menu

 raffles2This evening  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 hotteTst DJ’s. Donation to charity cover charge is 25 GBP.   Tickets are available at   or    

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Rose-CIEAF-AMDA Canada dinner for Nepal Rehbiliation: ‘Let there be Hope’

ciaf-poster copy‘Dinner for Hope for Nepal’   CIEAF-Rose Charities Canada – AMDA Canada.  Generously hosted by the Continental Seafood Restaurant Richmond, Vancouver ..  Wed 24th June 2015  6.30 pm.     Donations and half of ticket cost  are tax receiptable (Canada).   Tickets from Continental Restaurant.     Donations (not ticket sales) on line here