Staying Alive: Small Projects in the Pandemic

December 7, 2020By Josephine De FreitasGeneral Interest

As the COVID19 pandemic spread across the world, it brought lockdown, unemployment and poverty in its wake. For many children in developing countries it was especially hard; schools closed and children missed both education and in many cases, their main daily meal. Our projects had to scramble to find ways to help the most vulnerable … Read More

Fire Fighters Deliver Babies in Guatemala

December 7, 2020By Josephine De FreitasGeneral Interest, Health, Mayan Project Guatemala, Safe Motherhood Guatemala

Safe Motherhood Project 2020 2020 marks the 18th year of the Safe Motherhood Project in Guatemala, a four to five day hands-on education program for Mayan midwives who are called comadronas, Guatemalan volunteer firemen/paramedics who are called bomberos, and other healthcare workers involved in maternity care.  We have now taught over 1280 students, skills helpful … Read More

Standing Tall in a Pandemic

December 6, 2020By Josephine De FreitasGeneral Interest

Stand Tall Education Covid Update STAND TALL EDUCATION has taken care of  their staff and students throughout a difficult year. All schools in Uganda have been closed since March resulting in a country-wide surge of teenage pregnancies, domestic abuse and an ever-increasing number of students leaving their educational institutions completely. Stand Tall School opened its … Read More

How Two Canadian Doctors Teach Safe Birthing on a 9100ft High Hilltop

July 23, 2019By Josephine De FreitasSafe Motherhood Guatemala No Comments

Students role playing a scene of a mother who’s water just broke, calling the midwife and mother-in-law to attention, may not exactly sound like the conventional classroom for health studies. 17 years and counting, Safe Motherhood Guatemala, a project of Rose Charities continues to provide hands-on training for local Mayan traditional birth attendants (comadronas), paramedics, … Read More

Pulling Together in Lombok

December 2, 2018By Josephine De FreitasEmergency Response No Comments

Extract from email from William Grut regarding our contribution to Lombok :  The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people. The island has been rocked by hundreds of quakes and tremors since 29 July.Aug 19, 2018 Rose Charities Canada raised $650 for the  … Read More

Top Results for Madagascar School

November 22, 2018By Josephine De FreitasGeneral Interest No Comments

Exam results are in for the pupils of The Mahatsara School in Madagascar and they are wonderful!   Eighteen out of twenty students passed the final Baccalaureate- that’s a 90% pass rate- one of the highest for any school in Madagascar. In other grades  the pass rates were  also well above the country average.  Just a few … Read More