The books that I gave Kerry for the Timorese pre-school have been translated and delivered.  Here are some picture that Kerry sent of the kids.

I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of these kids.  It’s not saving lives, or world peace, but it’s worth doing.

I’m still collecting books, crayons, pens, exercise books, and money for the next round.  Money will be taken to Timor and spent locally, to benefit the local economy as well as the school, and any goods that I get above about 5kg in weight will have to be posted, as there is a strict baggage allowance on flights to Timor.

Thanks to Sarah, Emma, Lynne, Sally, Kate and mum, who have all made donations or promised help.

And if you have an urge to contribute, drop me a line, or leave a comment here 🙂  Donations need to be finalised within a day or so, I think Adam is leaving Sydney on the 30th.

Boys + Books

Girl+ Upsidedown Book

Kassian + Drum

Kids + Books3

Kids Singing

Kids Singing2


Mana Kassian + Girls With Tais For Presentation

Music Boys

Music Boys2

Music Boys3





4 thoughts on “Books!”

  1. I think what you guys are doing is amazing.

    The pictures of the children are beautiful. It’s so nice to see them with the books in their hands.


  2. That is amazing.

    Are they new books?

    I often buy books for L for 50 cents at the State Library discard shop. I often wonder what happens to the books they don’t sell, many are in really good condition. They just discard them because no one is borrowing them out.

    Also C said that at her local library were giving relatively new books away!


    1. New books mostly – it was surprisingly hard to find books with just a single word per page. Eventually I found some in a $2 shop. I’ll have to see if I can find a library reject shop locally 🙂


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