What we are about...
All money raised once tais and tais products are bought goes towards providing scholarships for women and girls to attend schools and colleges in Timor Leste. The implementation and oversight of educational scholarships is managed by APSC - TL, led by Executive Director Beba Sequeira, which operates in Dili.
Other ways to help
Suggest that the Australian government could:
Provide more scholarships for Timorese students to study at university in Australia
Expand the guest worker scheme to enable more Timorese to be guest workers here
Increase the percentage of Timorese royalties from the Greater Sunrise gas field
Hets Scholarship Certificates
$100 - $150 donation will provide education for one year for a student in Timor Leste managed by APSC-TL.
$30 will provide a maternity pack for a mother and her newborn in TL. HETS organises these through the Alola Foundation. The Maternity Pack includes the basic essentials for the mother and her baby, clothing, sanitary items and nappies, as well as important information on breastfeeding and post-natal care. Packs are produced in Timor-Leste, promoting local employment and the local economy.
Contact us if you would like to purchase either of these.
Other ways to support projects in Timor Leste
HETS members also support activities run by other Timor support groups such as the Trek for Timor which is run on alternate years by the Kangaroo Valley Remexio Partnership and Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters.
The Hunter East Timor Support Network has also been formed to raise awareness about Timor-Leste and participate in fundraising events. We have started consultations on establishing a Friendship Relationship between the Hunter and the Timorese district of Bobonaro.