Business & Media
"The Rose Project is doing magnificent work. We will be partnering with The Rose Project and working with them"
63rd President of the United States, speaking at an event in honour of Rose Atieno, the 16 millionth person to die of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
"Equal access to healthcare is a human priority. I commend the work of The Rose Project in the area of healthcare delivery."
Dr Mary Robinson, President of Realising Rights, The Ethical Globalisation Initiative and Noerine Kaleeba took part in The Rose Project's remembrance of African students lives to the pandemic on World Aids Day 2006.
"Decades of progress in the struggling continent of Africa were now being obliterated by the HIV pandemic."
The Rose Bowl was sculpted by artist Sandra Bell as a tribute to the work of The Rose Project and was unveiled by President Mary McAleese on World Aids Day 2006. Standing in St Stephen's Green, the piece is a challenge to "all to keep in mind the suffering inflicted by HIV and AIDS and to take responsibility for ending it at both home and abroad".
"The Rose Project is an exemplary response to a terrible situation, a reminder of the stern and beautiful truth we were once taught in the cathecism; my neighbour is all mankind, it cries out for support."
In October 2007 and 2008, internationally acclaimed photographer, Perry Ogden paid two visits to Lilongwe and captured a unique set of images which share the essence of the inspirational people of Malawi.
AIDS has rendered many people shadows of their former selves and yet their spirit in the face of such adversity is inspirational.
In 2009, The Rose Project will partner with Perry Ogden to share some more of these unique images with the Irish people.
"This award of €100,000 will be a significant contribution towards The Rose Project’s mother to child prevention programme."
Mary Donohoe was awarded with a Humanitarian Award at the Meteor Awards in 2008. The donation of €100,000 from Meteor also helped to fund much needed programmes to help people living with HIV and AIDS in East & Southern Africa.
Bruce Shaw Partnership - Brendan O'Mara
HKR Architects - Nicholas Sutton
The Rose Project is grateful to Bruce Shaw Partnership and HKR Architects for their services which have been donated pro bono for the construction of Bwaila Maternity Hospital in Malawi.
RR Donnelly - Dave Furney & Tom Ryan
RR Donnelly have managed all the print requirements for The Rose Project over the last five years entirely free of change. In 2008, this support has continued, including the test phases and early presentation of the new Rose Project Gift Wrap, due for launch in late November 2008.
We would like to thank the following people for their continued shared expertise:
- Noel Kelly, Accountant
- Ralph McMahon, Legal advisory services – for soonest update
- Aisling Carroll, Marketing and PR
- Maurice Cohen, Beyond 2000, office IT
- Kelly Cregan, auditors
- Maryrose Lyons, Brightspark Consulting, new web design and development
- John Carton, original web design
- Niamh O'Flynn, Copywriter
As heard on lunchtime with Eamon Keane on on Newstalk 106-108 fm, weekdays from 12.00pm - 2.00pm
In November 2007, Newstalk generously sponsored journalist Eamon Keane to travel to Malawi to record a documentary about the pandemic and the work of The Rose Project. This was aired on World Aids Day December 1st 2007. The documentary succeeded in reflecting the extraordinary spirit of the Malawian people, in particular Malawian women who are so central to the struggle against the virus.www.newstalk.ie Listen to Newstalk podcast
David McRedmond, Chief Executive, TV3
As a media partner, TV3 provided leading coverage of World Aids Day on Ireland AM and the 5.30pm news. This exposure was critical to the overall success of the day.www.tv3.ie
Pat Kenny Show
Sincerest thanks is expressed to RTE for their consistent support to The Rose Project. In 2003, Mary Donohoe, the founder of The Rose Project, was inspired to request radio time with RTE broadcaster Pat Kenny, in order to present the experience of meeting Rose Atieno in her last days, and the need to fund and delivery new support to the alleviation of the African HIV and AIDS pandemic.
RTE funded the Radharc award-winning wildfire documentary 'A Missing Generation', aired on the evening of World Aids Day 2007. The documentary, made by Adrian McCarthy, won the overall RADHARC Trust Award 2008 in September 2008.