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A Gift Like Nun Other – Australasian Campaign 

Timor-Leste, one of the world’s newest nations, had limited community and healthcare services.  Through a friend and colleague, Paulie Stewart, Insight learned of the plight of a small group of Timorese Nuns providing essential physiotherapy to children with disabilities in Dili.  Without a clinic, the Nuns shared a motor scooter to deliver vital care to children in their homes.

Passionate about their cause, Paulie made it his mission to raise $AU10,000 to purchase a reliable vehicle that would assist the Alma Nuns in their work. However, despite securing a feature story on ABC’s Compass, Paulie had raised only $AU3,000 – way short of what was required.

Insight offered our assistance pro bono and issued a strategically placed media release demonstrating the need and calling on Australians to donate. Through the support of journalists and the generosity of the Australian people, together we generated close to $AU100,000 which not only purchased a new vehicle, but also funded the construction and refurbishment of two clinics enabling the Alma Nuns to offer higher quality services to a greater number of children in both Dili and the surrounding remote regions.  The Nuns were now also able to afford shoes…