Rose Charities NZ supports a variety of projects within New Zealand.
The Champion Centre in Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s foremost early intervention services for infants and young children with development delay and difficulties.
“A child in the first five years of life does not have the luxury of being able to wait for funds to become available. Their needs are urgent and important. The steps that can be taken to improve their quality of life and long-term outcome are truly rewarding.”
Holly House is a residential home in Christchurch for young unsupported mothers and their babies. The girls live in from late in their pregnancy until their baby is about eight weeks old, receiving professional guidance and care to help them bond with their infant and learn basic mothercraft skills.
Rose Charities has recently bought a cello for the Sistema Aotearoa programme which is devoted to “changing lives through music”. It is a partnership between Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. It is an early intervention programme working with children in low socio-economic areas in South Auckland who receive all tuition and access to instruments free of charge. It is led by Dr Joe Harrop, pictured below conducting some of his students. For more information click here.
“This is an amazing opportunity for our children. He has 6 brothers and sisters and he comes home and shows them everything he has been learning and they all want to play too” … Otara parent.
Poonga Tamil Community and Education
Rose Charities NZ has been a friend since 2007 to this group which helps children of Tamil immigrants (some of them refugees) advance their education in Auckland.
Tamil children perform every year for a big celebration of their culture. Some of the preschool children above have been learning Maori action songs. Here they are, dresssed in Maori costumes.
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