Hello everyone. I want to give you a report of our time in Guatemala with the Safe Motherhood Project. We came back from Guatemala on Monday, after two weeks filled with good experiences. Our first week, we trained 15 comadronas, many with a lot of experience, (some up to 50 years). They were grateful for … Read More
When purchasing sanitary pads every month is not financially feasible, what do you do?” A question often posed by families who can’t afford to buy female sanitary pads for their children. Typical pads designed for one-time use only are an economic burden on many families, which too often result in girls missing school due to … Read More
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
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
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
Doreen used her Rose Charities Scholarship to graduate this year from Business School. Here she is on a day’s work experience with Ruth Hoffman and her organization that provides “Financial Literacy Workshops ” for Ugandan NGO’s and small businesses.
The Safe Motherhood Project is now entering it’s 17th year of providing hands-on education to the traditional midwives (comadronas) of Guatemala. The courses improve their understanding and skills in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and new-born care. Originally all the courses were taught by a Canadian team but now we have skilled local trainers who … Read More
The Kenyan Pediatric Association again awarded Hillman Leadership Prizes this year to the top outstanding medical students. The cash prizes enabled them to attend the Pediatric Association Conference and present their research.
Oral Health in Uganda If a child learns something at school about health that will affect his or her life, then that child is likely to go home and teach what they have learned to their parents. By focusing on health issues that are important to each community, Health Promoting Schools improve the health of … Read More
Physiotherapy Workshops Physiotherapy is becoming better understood and more widely used in Cambodia. A few years ago it was largely unknown. The country has a high rate of traffic, industrial and farming injuries leaving long term recovery needs that would benefit from physiotherapy. The Hillman Funds on-going assistance to the Cambodian Physical Therapy Association provides 3 … Read More