Peter is the dedicated, long serving President of Ryder-Cheshire Australia and was the driving force behind the inception and growth of Klibur Domin (the Ryder-Cheshire Home in Timor Leste). The book is a thoroughly researched and yet deeply personal account of the ‘perfect storm’ of issues within both Ryder-Cheshire Australia and Timor Leste that led to Peter’s Christmas morning epiphany in 2000, and to the ensuing search for the right project, premises and people. It is a great story encompassing the efforts of all those who have contributed to the establishment and development of Klibur Domin. The Ryder-Cheshire goal of working to relieve suffering is clearly evident throughout the book, and you can certainly see why the Tetum title Klibur Domin, which means sharing with love, was chosen as the name of this unique place. Continue reading The launch of Peter Newton’s book ‘Klibur Domin Sharing With Love’.
Anyone who can possibly make the effort to spend time in Timor Leste should jump at the opportunity. I enjoyed every day of my two months’ stay at Klibur Domin. As I have been retired for a few years I was worried that the long day from 8 am until 5 pm in the heat might prove too much for me. It turned out to be like a holiday on a tropical island away from the Ballarat winter. The warm weather and cool nights suited me though if I had to work in the sun it would have been a different story. Continue reading Fran
Ryder-Cheshire Australia values the work of our all overseas volunteers and we look forward to receiving their reports at the end of their assignments. With his permission, we would like to share some reflections from a recent report by Timothy Burns. Continue reading Tim
When Klibur Domin was established in September 2000 a container, funded by a generous member of the Lions Club of Nunawading, was sent across full of building materials for a Rotary team to effect repairs to the buildings; and furniture and equipment for the first contingent of volunteers set up the new home. Continue reading Container Gets a Facelift
We gathered ourselves and then headed to Tibar. The weather was hot and sunny and most welcome after the cold climate of Ballarat, Victoria. Continue reading DIANNE