Friends of Same wish you a Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year for 2020

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Fuan Nabilan (Vision Impairment Centre) 2019
 
 "Many thanks to the Boroondara Central Lions Club for funding the very sturdy fence that keeps stray animals out ( cows, pigs.goats and poultry) that destroyed the Fuan Nabilan vegetable crops in the past. The large vegetable garden will greatly improve the children's nutrition".
Above are photographs of  Fuan Nabilan students, Fernanda and Giovana weeding and watering in the Fuan Nabilan garden. At present they are growing chinese cabbage, bok choi, leaf amaranth and tomatoes.They'll be planting corn and cassava as well.
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Baucau Teachers' College
Above is a photo of Abrao, one of the students at Baucau Teachers' College.
Another student Virgilio Cortereal from Same will also be a student there next year as he has passed the entrance exam.
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Former FoS Scholarship student
UNTL Animal Health Graduate Venancio
UNTL graduate in animal health studies Venancio won a scholarship to study horticulture at the Arava research station in Israel, (where our student Gabriella was previously). 
                

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Medical supplies donated by MUHI and FoS
Melbourne University Health Initiative (MUHI) have donated supplies to three medical clinics in Timor.
The Manufahi Dept of Health are grateful and send their thanks.
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  Friends of Same Inc. is a community-based group based in the 

City of Boroondara, Melbourne.
It is part of a network of East Timor Friendship Groups 
who provide a forum to coordinate support for the people of the 
Same region, East Timor, in rebuilding their communities.

  

Join us to provide support to a worthy cause.



   

https://sites.google.com/site/timorsame/coffee


Buy top quality Timor Friendship Coffee paying by 
Electronic deposit, cheque or credit card. 
Buy eight packs for $72 and get postage free! 
More details on our Coffee page. Click here to view


All proceeds from 'Friends of Same' Coffee and Craft are used for 
new and existing projects in Same, East Timor
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                                   FoS Christmas Timorese Spice recipe below:

              

    SPICED GINGER & CINNAMON XMAS BISCUITS

    INGREDIENTS

    ·         170g butter, softened

    ·         1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

    ·         1 egg

    ·         1/4 cup golden syrup

    ·         2 cups plain flour

    ·         2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

    ·         2 teaspoons Timorganic ground ginger

    ·         1 teaspoon  Timorganic  ground cinnamon

    ·         1/4 cup raw caster sugar

    ·         2 tablespoons sliced glace ginger
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    Visit us at the Makers Market at 
    Hawthorn Town Hall for coffee and handmade products from
     East Timor and exciting new stock from Nepal

    Chakra faery set of 7










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    Craft from East Timor and Nepal

    Friends of Same sell beautiful handmade products from East Timor and Nepal, including soaps, stationary sets and felt dolls, these are fantastic gift ideas, and help support disadvantaged families in Same.
      
    Join us at the Makers Market, 1st Sunday of each month. 
    It's a great Sunday out, we look forward to seeing you there.
    Handmade Products from Nepal

    Friends of Same have some exciting new handmade products from Nepal

    Join us at the Makers Market on the 1st Sunday of the month at the Hawthorn Town Hall 
    10.30am to 3pm to view them or visit the Hawthorn Community House every We are in the office every Thursday.
    Timorese Spices Friends of Same & Timorganic
     
    Now, you can also support our projects by buying our special Timorese Spices:
    Cinnamon, Turmeric & Ginger all $5, gift packs all $20
    Contact the office if interested 
    All grown and selected by independent farmers in Timor Leste using only natural production methods with No fertilizer or agro-toxics.
     
    For information how to purchase this NEW product go to: WWW.friendsofsame.org
    E: info@friendsofsame.org or call Hawthorn Community House on 03 98192629

    Coffee can be purchased at the Hawthorn Community House
    32 Henry Street, Hawthorn
    Ph: 0398192629
    The Friends of Same office is open on a Thursday from 9am - 4.30pm
    Email info@friendsofsame.org.


    Coffee Fundraising Drive

    Support our projects in East Timor by buying Friends of Same coffee (naturally grown in East Timor and available in Beans or Ground 250 gm packets). 

    Buy Coffee
    Support our projects
     
    Donate by electronic deposit, credit card or post cheques to our Treasurer at Friends of Same, 32 Henry Street Hawthorn, 3122. Tax deductible donations can be made via the Salesian Mission. Please check out more details on website.
    Donate

    A special thanks to the stores that sell our coffee
    Renaissance Hawthorn Square IGA, 102 Burwood Rd, 03 9818 8503
    Renaissance Hawthorn IGA, 550 Glenferrie Rd, 03 9818 5258
    Boccaccio Cellars, 1030-1050 Burke Rd, Balwyn, 03 9817 5352

    Leo's Fine Food & Wine -  Hartwell, Kew, Heidelberg


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