[two_third extra=”” anim=””] “Now we have hope we have a future!” he said to me.   I asked: “What happened?” and he answered “my son Dawoud can now read and he is the first one in our family to read, thank you so much.”[/two_third] [one_third extra=”” anim=””][imic_button colour=”btn-danger” type=”enabled” link=”http://www.paramarcia.org/donate-to-our-work-in-the-middle-east/” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-lg”]Donate Now[/imic_button][/one_third]   Dawoud is…

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We seem to find ourselves in a polarised society, with one group of people “pro” and another “against” refugees.  I don’t like to play into the political dichotomy on this issue because I don’t think it much helps anyone. Let me tell you where my heart beats. The ABC are having a war on food…

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Things are changing for Para Marcia. When I first joined with Geoff, Lucinda and the team to set up an organisation for the work going on in Timor, it was to join my business, logistics and IT skills with the work they were already doing, to consolidate the support and add a bit of structure…

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The ladies from Rotary Inner Wheel have been providing us with birthing kits and ‘days for girls’ kits for us to take over to East Timor.  Recently our own Lucinda was invited to go and hang with the Rotary ladies and see them in action.  The work that these ladies do has moved me in…

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From Forbes with love You may remember last year we reported about a wonderful project of the people of Parkes and Forbes donating and shipping a container of goods to the people of East Timor, with the help of the donations of you good people.  In the container was an ultrasound machine that had been…

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Last Monday our container cleared customs in Timor and we were able to unpack it and send it off to the designated areas. Lucinda and Alina were able to facilitate the delivery of the last container with a marathon effort. In order to give them a hand and gain some experience in the clearance process,…

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