Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters and the BMCC East Timor Friendship group are pleased to announce a visit by East Timor's Vice Minister for Primary and Basic Education, Dulcie Soares, to the Blue Mountains.
Mrs Soares will be speaking at a community forum being held on Saturday August 3rd at 1.30pm at the Blue Mtns Cultural Centre. She will be discussing the achievements and challenges of early childhood Education in East Timor.
The forum will be followed by afternoon tea and, at 3pm, a Mayoral Reception, hosted by Blue Mtns Mayor Daniel Myles.
The story of the re-birth of East Timor as one of the planet's newest nations is a very exciting one. With the tumult of the 1999 referendum behind them, the Timorese have identified education as the key to their nation's future sustainability and security. Mrs Soares will be talking about the inherent challenges involved in this process.
Please join us. Feel free to call for further information.
Suzie van Opdorp,