Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Maria’s Story

Since the Australian organisations like Palms, FPET and Connect East Timor gave their support and help to us so that we can work with them, we are very grateful to them.

Connect East Timor

The audacious goal of equipping some 489 villages with simple two-way radio technology (similar to what has been used for years in remote homesteads and communities in Australia for School of the Air and the Flying Doctor) drew the support of most people and organisations who heard the CET ‘story’.


There is much more to doing good work than "making a difference." There is the principle of first do no harm.
There is the idea that those who are being helped ought to be consulted over the matters that concern them. - Teju Cole