Fr Bong is still negotiating impossible roads to take the mobile medical clinic to communities without medical services from the government. At a far distant village, we parked under a tree, and Fr Bong consulted with 80 mothers and babies in an old tin shed, also used as a church. Across the way, the government clinic stands shuttered—no medicines for the people! Our continuing support is crucial.
he President of the Republic of Timor Leste, Francisco Guterres, conferred￼ the ‘Sergio Vieira de Mello’ Award for the promotion of Human Rights to Fr Bong of Our sister parish in Railaco Mission for the excellent service of promoting rights of the child to food and nutrition with the Children’s Feeding Program.
This video is about Children eating tasty food brought by the Railaco Jesuit Mission in the remote sub-district Cocoa in East Timor. It’s quite incredible that 100 children turn-up in the small sub-district of Cocoa outside Railaco today to greet us.
It is from the heart and compassion of the donors at St Canice's KingsCross Sydney that make this program possible, the happiness of the children and the communities is a fulfillment for the donors and all of us. The value of the program lies on how people from first world countries like Australia are able to connect their lives through their donation to people in a poor country like Timor.