Fundraiser for recovery of Zumalai

August 30th, 2011 jen Posted in Friends of Suai News, Fundraising Comments Off on Fundraiser for recovery of Zumalai

In mid August terrible news was reported when there was an incident of civil unrest in a number of outlying villages in the Zumalai sub-district that led to the stabbling murder of a policeman and the burning of around 100 houses. We have information that a number of families have found shelter in the Church in Zumalai town. Calm has been restored but a number of families have been left without homes. The people of Zumalai have asked for help with some emergency funding for food and clothing.  A member of the Friend of Zumalai-Kiama Council NSW is organising a fundraiser and we will pass on the information when it is available. For more details of the incident and follow up by the law, and to follow  all current affairs from East Timor we recommend http://www.etan.org and http://timortoday.com/
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Suai School Needs a Roof

September 28th, 2010 jen Posted in Friends of Suai News, Fundraising, School needs Roof Comments Off on Suai School Needs a Roof

In 2000 every school in Covalima looked like this one. Nobody knew where to start. Now our friends in Suai have requested funding to roof this school.This is a rare opportunity to fund something that will materially contribute to the education of young people in Suai and see the difference you have made within months. If you can contribute contact Pat Jessen through our Contacts page. In this story you can see a slideshow of photographs taken as a library was built for the Suai School and what a difference one Port Phillip family made when they contributed the bulk of the money needed to build a library for the Suai school. These families received wages to build the new library and now the children have a library the Friends of Suai are working to fill. You can contribute to the library by contacting Pat Jessen.
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