The RCA Biennial Conference was held in Sydney over the weekend of 12 – 13 April, 2014. This gave the opportunity for representatives from the RCA foundations and support groups from around Australia to get together and share their experiences and ideas about organisational issues, fundraising, volunteering, utilising electronic media (especially social media) and generally looking to the future of the organisation. Continue reading Ryder-Cheshire Australia (RCA) Biennial Conference 2014
Primary schools, secondary schools and universities are wonderful supporters of the Ryder-Cheshire Homes in India, Raphael, and East Timor, Klibur Domin. Some of our Australian schools and universities have given dedicated support for thirty or forty years, and others have been inspired to come on board more recently. Many of these Australian schools and universities have provided generous donations of money, books, computers and other forms of material support to the communities at Raphael and Klibur Domin. Continue reading Schools and Universities Support Ryder-Cheshire Home
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
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