I’m back at my desk in my warm room in freezing Melbourne after a month in Suai that was warm in every way.
I worked with Annie Sloman ex Bibi Bulak, more recently of Jogjakarta, who is fluent in Tetun and very good now with Indonesian too who knows how to engage Timorese young people through her 5 years experience working there.
We held workshops in writing stories for sms and basic digital photography, converting them for the web and uploading through the terribly slow Timor Telecom in Suai. Hey – why am I complaining – at least they are there!
But the news about the internet in Suai is postively wonderful – following our previous stories – the latest word from Emanuel is that Broadband will be at the Youth Centre and the Friends of Suai Community Centre by October this year ! Too late for me to give them workshops this year – but c’est la vie for the people of Suai it’s brilliant.
I’ve just finished uploading the photographs to the stories our workshop groups wrote so you can see them below in news and in various other categories. I’ve finished uploading the animated movies they made using stills, music and imovie.
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