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.
Such a simple effort can make a big difference, so please promote this effort amongst your family, friends, colleagues, clients or staff.
Our accommodation on Christmas Island was interesting; a local “motel”, it comprised three two-bedroom units, each of which was made of bush materials – palm branch roofing, walls made of 25mm wide “boards” held together with string!
All the stories we heard about before we came away have proved to be false – our experience has been one of meeting very friendly and helpful people.
Palms has gone so much further than just participating in and developing networks. Palms office has become a network hub assisting constituent organisations seeking to achieve similar goals.
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’.