Monday, December 11, 2006

East Timor Calendar

Michael Jones (UPS '93) has been a Peace Corps volunteer in East Timor since 2003. He is raising money for a scholarship fund by selling calendars with spectacular photos of the people of East Timor. You can see some of the photos and read about Michael's work at Michael writes ...

Dear Friends of Timor,
Buy a calendar, support a woman improve her life's outlook! Most of you know Timor hasn't had the best of times lately. Things got pretty bad back in April and May, and even today, murders, ransacking homes, and busting up cars are common activities in the capital. The government remains barely functional, the army and police remain sidelined. However, the people of Timor are going about their daily lives: women cook, farmers grow food, young girls gather firewood and fetch water, and students want to study.
Thankfully, recently the national university and a couple other universities have opened back up recently, and students are preparing to head back to school. The Sra. Lina Maria Boavida Memorial Scholarship Fund needs your help to keep supporting young women in their efforts to further their education by attending university and pursuing a bachelor's degree. We've been supporting two students for a year, through these confusing times, and have recently selected another two, ready to head to school in the new academic year.
My brother, Bill, and I have put together another calendar (third year running) featuring photography from East Timor. This year, we've dedicated the calendar to the every-day people who are the backbone of development in East Timor. I hope you'll enjoy the photos, and I'm sure the support your purchase provides will help young women further their education in Timor. Calendars are bigger and better than last year, and cheaper too! $10 buys a high quality calendar printed to hang 13.5 x 22 inches and featuring over sixty full color photos of every-day life in Timor. Buy ten or more calendars, and pay no shipping, otherwise standard shipping rates will apply.
Send me an e-mail with your address and how many calendars you'd like to order. We'll get back to you with the total, including shipping. Checks and money orders are the easiest payment methods. At this point, we can't guarantee before-Christmas delivery, but we will promise to ship them out within days of their arrival from the printer, which is scheduled before the new year. You can have these new calendars on your wall the first week of January!
Simply send an email to with the following information:
We'll be back to you with the total cost, including shipping, before your order is finalized. You can read more on my web page: Thank you for your support!

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