Anne Chapman: A personal appeal from Anne Chapman

Students with Afon (my assistant teacher) and me outside my house
Hi Everyone

I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to all my friends, colleagues, family and supporters for your help and encouragement throughout 2011.

Your support continues to motivate me as I work to help the people in Atabae, East Timor improve their way of life.

As you know I love volunteering to help the East Timorese people. It is fun and immensely rewarding. So much so that I am returning for another 12 months after Christmas.

My role is to teach and empower them so

  • that they can have some choices in their lives,
  • that with education they can get a job, and
  • that their parent’s lot of fishing, farming or making babies are not their only options.

To continue to do this I would love your help.

If you are able to help please click on this link to PALMS ( I am a volunteer with this Australian Aid Organisation).

The link will also give you more information about my role and the people of East Timor (eg. many of East Timorese people live on less than $2.00 a day!)

Your gift can make a huge difference to the lives of many families less fortunate than us.

With wishes for a peace filled Christmas and a joy filled New Year

Lots of love.

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