Rose Charities Singapore debuted at the Rose Charities International Meeting in Penang from 22 – 25 March 2012. From the moment of arrival they made their instant mark by contributing ideas, thoughts, wonderful humor, constructive plans and suggestions.
Christina Leong, Dickson Ziwei Ho, and Jessica Toh flew in for the first day and were very enthusiastic about attending the presenations, workshops and seminars. These sessions included sector meetings on Sri Lanka, Hillman Fund, Vietnam and Cambodia Rehab, workshops on the Logical Framework Approach, and Social Networking. The Singapore team also contributed greatly to a special panel looking at restructuring of the Rose Charities International board and many of their ideas will be implemented in the coming year.
Rose Charities Singapore donated 11 used laptops and a desktop computer. These computers were presented to Rose Charities Sri Lanka, Cambodia (including one for the Cambodia Physical Therapy Association), Vietnam, Pakistan and Afghanistan projects. One of their first projects was to arrange, emergency supplies for flood relief in Thailand. They also visit old people’s homes, arrange parties at children’s homes, and even assist local animal shelters.
We are excited that Rose Charities now has a group in Singapore and we wish them well in their endeavors!