Category Archives: Nepal

7 new student education scholarship(s) Shikarapur School, Pharping Nepal !

Rose Charities NZ has worked with Ms Sarala Adhikari (Rose in Nepal) to cooperate with  the Shikharapur Community School (Principal Mr Binod Mahat, Campus Chief , Mr Niroj Shrestha)  in the beautiful and holy Pharping area in the Kathmandu Valley Nepal.


Rose Charities NZ provided the funds for an entire and much needed new rood for the school in return for 7 students to be sponsored to grade 10 and 2 to even higher level.

It is anticipated that this program will meet with every success for the students and will lead on to further cooperative efforts to increase support  education (especially female education)  both in Nepal and worldwide.

Shikharapur Community School has close links with Tribhuvan University Kathmandu.



Rose Charities celebrates International Women’s Day !

Rose Charities Celebrates International Womens Day.. !

Sri Lanka:   Young Women’s Clubs –  8 villages,   Girls sports programs ,  Women’s University Scholarship Program,  Women’s Livelihood Groups (Women’s Support and Women’s Vocational Training.

Pakistan:   Frontier Primary Health Care support of  Traditional Birth Attendant training program

Cambodia: ‘Access for All’  program for disabled womens education, support and vocational training

Afghanistan:  Tabish-Rose Charities Training Women’s Health and Computer training program’s

Guatemala:  Safe Motherhood women’s birth attendant and women’s health programs

Zambia:  Womens income generation programs

Haiti:  Women’s neonatal nursing training


World Birth aid pack
saves countless lives

We also wish to laud the women’s programs Rose  has been privileged to have supported, partnered  or planned with, in the past (and perhaps the future too!)  including  the Lumbini Program for training of Women Village Eye Screeners and the remarkable  ‘WBDI’ Organization in Samoa, the One in Three Women Organization (Seattle) and  World Birth Aid (Seattle)


Haiti Cholera Relief 2010.
Dr Amy Osborne

The organizers of Rose Charities also pay tribute and gratitude to the professional women volunteers (nurses, physicians, counselors, logisticians etc) who have contributed over 50% of involvement, organization and sustainability of emergency relief and ‘post-relief’ operations Rose Charities and close partners AMDA have played over the years.  Their magnificent work has helped tens of thousands of victims in many parts of the globe.

Hurricane Katrina 2005
R.N.Kirsten Reems
2004 Asian Tsunami Sri Lanka
R.N.Mary Spencer
Japan Eathquake/Tsunami 2011

Event: Auckland: “Out of the Darkness” (film)

Rose Charities NZ
Hopetoun Alpha, 19 Beresford Square, Auckland City, Auckland

Sunday, 14 August 2011, 5:30PM Tickets at door or
A documentary screening to raise funds for an outpost eye clinic in Nepal. 

OUT OF THE DARKNESS is an inspiring documentary by Stefano Levi about a Nepali eye surgeon, Dr Sanduk Ruit, who treks for days to the remote village in the mountains of Nepal where he was born to set up a portable hospital and offer eye surgery to the villagers. Blindness, which is a common affliction in developing countries like Nepal, is not only a personal tragedy but a devastation to the economy of whole families and the community.

The fundraiser on AUGUST 14 will help equip a rural outpost eye clinic at Kapilavastu in the south of Nepal which will serve a catchment of 20 million poor people.

It will also be the launch for a new hand cream, coriander and rose, made especially for Rose Charities by Nellie Tier New Zealand. !!

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Paediatric Cataract Initiative Awards

Innovative Programs in Nepal, India and Nigeria Receive Funding

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Pediatric Cataract Initiative has announced its inaugural small research grant recipients for treating and preventing vision loss in children.

The Initiative, a partnership of the Bausch + Lomb Early Vision Institute and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), will provide two research grants of US$50,000 each to:
Lumbini Eye Institute to study the cost and clinical effectiveness of a comprehensive pediatric cataract surgery follow-up system in western Nepal and adjacent northern Indian states. The outcomes are expected to have a wide-ranging effect on follow-up regimens in developing nations worldwide.
Calabar Teaching Hospital to investigate the burden and causes of severe visual impairment and blindness among children in the Cross River State of Nigeria. This is believed to be the first large-scale study of the root causes of childhood blindness in Africa.

Launched in June 2010, the Pediatric Cataract Initiative is the first dedicated global effort aimed at preventing and treating cataract – a clouding of the eye’s natural lens – in children so as to reduce childhood blindness. Causes of pediatric cataract can include intrauterine infections such as pregnancy rubella, metabolic disorders and genetically transmitted syndromes.

“While the knowledge and techniques for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cataract are well known, there is a lack in the understanding of factors that determine success of interventions and factors that will enhance accessing services,” said Dr. Gullapalli Rao, chairman of the Pediatric Cataract Initiative Global Advisory Council and founder of the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India.

The inaugural small research grant application was open to clinicians and researchers around the world. Members of the Pediatric Cataract Initiative Global Advisory Council, which is composed of eye health experts from around the world, met in December 2010 to review 16 small research grant applications from countries including India, Cameroon, Nigeria, Nepal, Guatemala, Kenya, the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

“In children, despite the best cataract surgery, long term and more frequent follow up is required because of changing refractive error due to their constantly growing eyes and the special concern of amblyopia, which is exclusive to children,” notes Dr. Salma K.C. Rai, principal investigator, academic director and ophthalmic assistant training in-charge and consultant pediatric ophthalmologist at Lumbini Eye Institute, Nepal.

“It is very important for the pediatric ophthalmologist and the team to repeatedly stress to parents the importance of follow up visits, at least in the initial few years following pediatric cataract surgery. The seed needs to be sown at the right time, and any delay will result in poor results,” said Dr. Rai.

“Receiving the grant will engage people in our region to take more action towards eliminating childhood blindness,” said Dr. Roseline Duke of the Calabar Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. “At the end of our research, I hope to have restored good vision to children who are affected by cataract, and integrated those who have lost their vision into their schools and communities.”

An estimated 1.4 million children are blind worldwide, 1 million of whom live in Asia and 300,000 in Africa. The prevalence of pediatric cataract in developing countries can be 10 times more common than in developed nations.
Childhood blindness affects not only children, but their families and communities for life. One study places the global economic loss over 10 years of childhood cataract at between US$1 billion to US$6 billion.

The Initiative also intends to announce a major prevention and treatment grant for a Chinese institution in the coming months.

“Lions have long been dedicated to saving and restoring sight, so this partnership is a natural for us. Dedicated research that will help prevent blindness is a new area of great interest for our Foundation, and one that will pay great dividends for years to come,” said Wing Kun Tam, a member of the Global Advisory Council and vice president, Lions Clubs International.

The Pediatric Cataract Initiative ( utilizes the resources of both Bausch + Lomb’s Early Vision Institute and LCIF to identify, fund and promote innovative methods of overcoming this challenge for the long-term benefit of children, their families and their communities