East Timor is situated about 730 kilometres north of Darwin with a total area of 14609 sq kilometres and a population of approximately 1,603,000 people.
On the 20th May 2002 the people of East Timor won their hard fought battle for independence.
|We have visited and travelled extensively throughout East Timor since our first visit in July 2002 when we went to see if we could sponsor an orphan.
After visiting numerous orphanages and seeing so much poverty, lack of facilities and denial of opportunities we decided this wasn’t good enough and we had to do something.
After discussions with various groups in support of East Timor, including Church groups and other charitable organisations, we felt compelled to help not just one child but an entire community.
With this in mind we set up the East Timor Childens Fund. Since it commenced in September 2005 our sponsorship programme has grown enormously.
The East Timor Childrens Fund is a non-profit organisation that cannot survive without your kind support and generosity.
Your support means a lot, not only to us, but also to the people of East Timor.
Dr Robert John Kearney (Order of Australia recipient)