The Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters (BMETS) was formed in May 2004 in response to a direct request for assistance for women in East Timor from Timorese activist, Beba Sequeira.
We function as a dynamic group of volunteers that embraces the contribution of our members and supporters. We act swiftly to pursue project goals, actively encourage innovation and take opportunities to increase community understanding and commitment to East Timor.
We hold a monthly organising meeting which about 20 members attend while many more help out at events and in various ways. Each of us chooses to do as little or as much as we are able or have the time to.
Over the years we have held fundraising events such as film screenings, exhibitions of East Timorese craft and garage sales, and we are always open to suggestions. We have established friendships and hosted visits from East Timorese women to the Blue Mountains.
We are based in the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney, Australia. Some of our donors and supporters come from further afield and we have well established links with other Australian and international groups working to assist the development of East Timor.
New members are welcome. There is no cost, just get in touch and get involved. BMETS meets each month at the Mountains Community Resource Network in Lawson – Contact us for details.
Address: PO Box 4, Wentworth Falls, 2782
Phone: +61 499 397977