Rural Organisation for Social Elevation (ROSE)

Organization Mission

To improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.

Borderless World Team

Catherine Duclos, Sarah Blanchard, Eva Warden
  • Over 50% of villagers in this remote area live below the poverty line, lacking even the basics of life such as health and sanitation facilities and adequate shelter.
  • Small land holdings that have been divided among sons for several generations
  • Taught English at a local elementary school and offered tutoring sessions to students in need of individual attention.
  • Designed lessons on environmental sustainability and conducted a school and street cleanup with the students.
  • Completed administrative tasks to help increase the visibility of ROSE, writing articles, communicating with potential volunteers, and compiling reports.
  • Contributed to the construction of a Community Farm Shop, where basic commodities at reduced price were to be sold to local families in financial need.