You made a difference this year in the lives of vulnerable people in Timor-Leste. Thank you.
Without support from people like you willing to contribute to making the lives of others better – Ba Futuru simply could not continue to operate. This is critical given that Timor-Leste remains one of the poorest countries in the world: in 2013 it was ranked 134th out of 187 countries in the United Nations’ Human Development Index.
We have worked hard this year at Ba Futuru running more than 10 separate projects working to reduce violence, protect children, empower women and inspire young learners (more info at www.bafuturu.org). This programming changed thinking and behaviour by directly engaging more than 1,200 parents, teachers, children, female leaders, youth and government officials – which further impacted the lives of mothers, babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, high school students and women. We used innovative film and community theatre to reach tens of thousands of additional people. We also hosted a PeaceJam youth conference and organized a series of arts workshops that culminated in events across Dili encouraging a safe environment for women and children to carry on their daily lives in public spaces. We have also been designing a parenting program together with experts on communications for behaviour change with support from UNICEF, which will be carried out by the government of Timor-Leste.
With the holiday season and a new year approaching we are reaching out to our supporters to contribute towards our $3000 goal to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it the most, the women and children of Timor-Leste. Ba Futuru is part of Global Givings’ year end campaign. If you support our work through their online giving portal your donation is tax deductible and we can gain bonuses (your holiday giving will spread even further). Even a $10 donation will help or you can support a low income child to receive a quality early childhood education by giving only $70 a month! Join together with your friends to make this possible!
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Thank you so much for your continued support of our work.
In appreciation, Sierra James