It is often hard to decide what to highlight from all the news coming in from the Ryder-Cheshire Homes in Australia, India and East Timor.
However, one item that stands out for a number of reasons is the recent opening of the Multi Drug Resistant-TB (MDR-TB) office at Klibur Domin in East Timor. It stands out because this is such an important and much needed facility, and it also stands out because it reminds us of the battle against TB, including MDR-TB, which is being waged on so many fronts around the world. Continue reading Klibur Domin and the Fight Against TB
My Experience at Klibur Domin
I consider myself blessed to have had the amazing opportunity to spend the year of 2013 volunteering at Klibur Domin in Timor-Leste. I had some incredible experiences, made many new friends, and was inspired by Klibur Domin’s work to improve healthcare for rural communities. Continue reading Siobhan
Children helping Children
The Ballarat Support Group met with the Principals of the Ballarat Grammar Junior School in 2013. This School has been a very long time sponsor of two residents at Raphael. They had a particular request:
We wish to engender in our students a better understanding of our near neighbour and friend, Timor Leste. Is there a project at Klibur Domin that our students would be able to engage with?
After discussion with Peter Newton, RCA National President, and Joaquim Soares, Director of Klibur Domin (KD), a child appropriate project was identified:
Would the students learn about TB in our country as part of their school programs? Would they gather information, statistics, maps and illustrations about this disease throughout Timor- Leste?
Continue reading Klibur Domin + School = TB Postcards
A glimpse of Raphael and Dehra Dun
As the clarion call of the Muslim early Morning Prayer call echoed into my deep sleep at 5.30 am, the cool chill of the winter airbrushed my face. A dash to the bathroom to turn on the hot water cistern was bracing but necessary if I wanted a hot shower in 30 minutes. Glimpsing the mist outside on this relatively mild winter in Dehra Dun, the Indian climate was to my liking. Continue reading Dawn
Ballarat ACU Student Group Develop a Children’s Reading Book with Klibur Domin for Timor Leste
The Supporting Community Issues Project is the initiative of the Australian Catholic University and University of Ballarat. It has provided students currently undertaking the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education with an opportunity to form partnerships with local, national and global community agencies.
Our group has had the privilege of being in partnership with Ryder-Cheshire Australia in Ballarat. Together, we have undertaken the development of a culturally appropriate Early Childhood Literacy Project for the children of the Klibur Domin Community in Timor Leste and surrounding villages.
Continue reading Where does Grandfather Go?