All posts by Ryder-Cheshire

The New Kitchen and TB Lab at Klibur Domin

IMG_1008 (1)There has been a lot of renovation work undertaken at Klibur Domin over the past few months and the photos on this page should ‘say a thousand words’ about some of the very successful results that have been achieved.

The kitchen has been completely remodelled and fitted out with gleaming new, hygienic stainless steel work surfaces, and the old annex next to it has been removed. The new kitchen is now in use and is very much appreciated by the staff. Creating such a wonderful facility is a credit to all the people at Klibur Domin and Ryder-Cheshire Australia who had a hand in its design and construction, and also those who have supported the activities of the Ryder-Cheshire Victoria Committee which provided the funding. Continue reading The New Kitchen and TB Lab at Klibur Domin

Timor-Leste National Human Rights Award for Joaquim!

It is with great pleasure that we can inform you that Joaquim Soares, the Director of Klibur Domin (the Ryder-Cheshire Home in Timor-Leste) has been presented with a national human rights award. The award ceremony took place in the President’s Palace in Dilli in December, with the President of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak making the presentations. Joaquim was nominated by a number of the organisations of which he is a member, and the award recognises his work across these various organisations in advocating for people with disabilities and for their health care, over the past nine years.

Director Joaquim at work-smallEveryone who has met Joaquim and seen his work at Klibur Domin, will join in sending him their very heart felt best wishes for this extremely well deserved award, and will rejoice that his incredible ability and hard work has been recognised at the national level within Timor-Leste. Continue reading Timor-Leste National Human Rights Award for Joaquim!

Great News – Priyo’s award

priyoIt was a great pleasure to receive the news that Mrs Priyo Lal, Head of Special Education at Raphael (the Ryder-Cheshire Home in India) has been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award. This award is in memory of the late Prime Minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, and honours those who have made an outstanding individual contribution to the wellbeing of children. Priyo was presented with the award at a ceremony on November 14 by the President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee. Continue reading Great News – Priyo’s award

The launch of Peter Newton’s book ‘Klibur Domin Sharing With Love’.

Peter N Book Launch-small Peter is the dedicated, long serving President of Ryder-Cheshire Australia and was the driving force behind the inception and growth of Klibur Domin (the Ryder-Cheshire Home in Timor Leste).  The book is a thoroughly researched and yet deeply personal account of the ‘perfect storm’ of issues within both Ryder-Cheshire Australia and Timor Leste that led to Peter’s Christmas  morning epiphany in 2000, and to the ensuing search for the right project, premises and people.  It is a great story encompassing the efforts of all those who have contributed to the establishment and development of Klibur Domin. The Ryder-Cheshire goal of working to relieve suffering is clearly evident throughout the book, and you can certainly see why the Tetum title Klibur Domin, which means sharing with love, was chosen as the name of this unique place. Continue reading The launch of Peter Newton’s book ‘Klibur Domin Sharing With Love’.

Tristan

TMI arrived about two weeks after Jo and Kate, with almost no idea what to expect.  With 36 hours of travel behind me, I crawled into bed and woke up to the sounds of Raphael all around me.

It has been an island of peace and complete tranquillity in an otherwise bustling country.  It took a week for me to begin calling it “home” and to tell each other “I can’t wait to get home” while out and about on weekends. Continue reading Tristan