Originally from Australia, Rosie has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Construction & Project Management from the University of Melbourne. After working for a Tier 1 Commercial Construction company in Melbourne for just short of 5 years, Rosie took leave for all of 2018 to pursue skilled volunteering ventures. Beginning her year in Nepal and India building playgrounds, Rosie stumbled upon CFC while researching the next move and jumped at the opportunity in Kenya, this is her first project with Construction for Change.
Currently based in Mbita, Kenya with MED 25 on a hospital ward project. Rosie is enjoying the personal and professional challenge of local construction methodology, remoteness, language and cultural barriers. Located on the banks of Lake Victoria, the scenery is beautiful, and the prominent industry is fishing. It is also an area with the highest rates of HIV prevalence in Kenya (24-28%) a direct result of the transient fishing population. With completely heartbreaking stats, the distinct lack of population in the middle age bracket and a staggering amount of orphan children. Rosie is motivated to provide the community with the best medical ward she and the team can. One team, One dream.