Timor Lestè (East Timor) is situated just off the north coast of Australia. It is one of the world’s newest countries and also one of the poorest. Australia’s history and connection with this small island nation has been long and at times profound. Whilst this country is so close to ours, the connection they have with us (especially during WW2) is not widely known.
Ailalec is a small, very remote village, situated in the hinterland of Timor Lestè. The goal of ‘Across the Timor Sea’ is to support the children of Ailalec. We recognize that a key to their future is a quality education, as do the Ailalec Council and parents of children in this community.