Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kirsty Sword Gusmao - Working to Promote Health & Well-being in East Timor

Kirsty Sword Gusmao is the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Education in East Timor and the head of the Alola Foundation, an organisation whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of women and children in East Timor. Kirsty is also the wife of the Prime Minister of East Timor, Xanana Gusmao. Kirsty will be visiting the Blue Mountains on the evening of 12th September .

We are inviting guests to gather at 7pm in the Carrington Ballroom and have an opportunity to chat and meet Kirsty Sword-Gusmao. In recognition of the important role played by Blue Mountains City Council in the establishment of the Blue Mountains Friendship Committee, we are inviting Mayor Jim Angel to open the Public Forum at 7.30pm. Kirsty Sword Gusmao will speak and answer questions from the audience. There may also be an opportunity after the formal event for guests to meet Kirsty Sword Gusmao. We are asking guests to make a small contribution towards the cost of hosting this event ($10 for waged and $5 concession).

The Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters Project has been raising funds to support projects for women and children in East Timor since 2004. We have developed a range of partnerships in East Timor and the Blue Mountains that assist with the implementation of important projects that promote health, well-being, access to education, community development, etc.

All of our funds come directly from fund-raising activities and most of these activities take place in the Blue Mountains. Whilst the main purpose of this event is awareness raising , we are hoping to raise some funds on the evening to support the work of the Alola Foundation.

All members of the community are invited to attend. Should you wish to speak to a Sister about this event or other BMETS activities, please feel free to call Suzie on 4784 1718 (h) or 4782 5133 (w).

Kirsty Sword Gusmao to Visit Blue Mountains

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Visit from Kirsty Sword Gusmao to Blue Mountains

Exciting News!
Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters are hosting a visit from Kirsty Sword-Gusmao on Friday September 12th!
Kirsty is the founder and head of the Alola Foundation for women and children, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Education in East Timor, and wife of East Timor Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao.
Kirsty will be accompanied by Jenny Coles, her personal assistant.
Kirsty will firstly meet with the Sisters over dinner
followed by a Public Forum with Kirsty speaking at 7pm in the Carrington Ballroom.
We will be fundraising for Kirsty's humaniatian projects -
Entry wiull be $10 or $5.00 concession and we will be having a silent auction too.
All welcome! More details to follow

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Garage Sale - we raised over $2,500.
Funds raised are going towards English clases in Hato builico, the community that Blue Mountains is linked with in Friendship.
The next one will be on Saturday October 25th.