Brief History of ROSE

Rural Organization for Social Education  [ ROSE ] was started in the year 1994 by a team of first generation educated men and women who have internalized the root causes of suffering of the most deprived sections much as children, adolescent girls , women, women with disabilities and so on. It covers a population of around 94000 people, among tem 21 percent are Christians and 1277 are Persons with Disabilities. The organization adopts scientific approach in all its efforts to empower the people.

.The principle objectives of the organization is educate and organize the deprived sections and enable them to address their own issues effectively and lead a dignified human living. Ever since the initiation, ROSE was driving to address to the felt needs at the most disadvantaged sections of the society. Due to illiteracy and ignorance the rural disadvantaged were subject to several forms of social exploitation. To liberate these disadvantaged people ROSE was started by the women who had opportunity to complete their education on secondary, Higher Secondary and College levels.


Rural Organization for Social Education (ROSE) is the brainchild of Mr. R. Arokia Julian, Realizing that he had been fortunate to get the kind of empowering education that is either denied or unavailable to children in underprivileged communities in rural areas, Mr. Julian restlessly looked for a way to provide similar opportunities to others even though he was comfortably employed. His desire took the shape of ROSE Trust in 1994 as an organization serving poor rural communities.


  • Working as a Chief Project Coordinator and Program Coordinator in different projects in community organization such as LAMP, VVS, SEED TRUST, Youth and Employment in Chennai Diocese and LAMP in Krishnankuppam.
  • Working experience in health projects in our target area such community sanitation, HIV and Aids Prevention and Rehabilitation Projects.
  • Study on Person with Disabilities
  • Served for the rights of disabilities through community rehabilitation program.
  • Guided and Organised Employable Skill Training to the Persons with Disabilities, Unskilled Youth, Women with low income, Women with Disabilities and Widows on Tailoring, Art & Culture , Computer Literacy, Radio & T.V mechanism, Mat Weaving and so on
  • Trainer for the PMER (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting)
  • Developed tools to collect baseline survey on Ecological sanitation and collected Ecological sanitation among ten villages
  • Participated in the international capacity building training on 'EcoSan' organized by Seecon/GTZ
  • Expert for EcoSan initiatives certified by the Seecon, Swizerland and GTZ – Germany

Work Philosophy

Rose Trust was founded with and continues to run on a very small budget. However, thanks to its founder, it is big in aspirations and that big thinking has resulted in several new areas of work and projects that Rose Trust had never thought about earlier.

A good recent example is the community based rehabilitation project for persons with disability that ROSE Trust has begun this year; it took nearly three years of unrelenting hard work for Rose Trust to be awarded the project grant. But, ROSE Trust never gave up once it realized what a huge difference it could make to persons with disability in the local communities.

It is this spirit of discipline, service and being clued in to the community's needs that Rose Trust tries to uphold in all its service endeavors and instill in all its volunteers.