Crowdfunding Update: NO CHANGE! 5 donations – $310 – 9 days left to offer your help… C35 may not fly without it.
“I have been involved with work in Timor-Leste for 12 years, since I first visited on a school Mission trip. I moved to Atauro Island, Timor Leste at the beginning of 2016. I’m funded by various individuals within my home church in Gerladton & the wider Christian Church in Australia. I work with Fundação Fitun Esperança (FFE) – Star of Hope Foundation.”
“FFE is a Non-Government Organisation that aims to provide a quality education for students in rural areas. The organisation has established four Pre-schools in three villages – Macadade, Maquer & Vila on Atauro Island for students aged three to six. The Pre-schools benefit children in these remote areas, providing access to early education, with long term goals to extend into Primary school, & eventually High school.
Currently the Pre-schools accommodate 160 children – 76 in Macadade, 50 in Vila, & 34 in Maquer – with eight teachers on staff (one Public Employee & 7 government contract workers).
“The organisation also provides further education programs for children & adults, through Computer & English courses, & hopes to set up piano teaching when resources are available. A mini library has also been set up in order to meet the needs of the teachers & students within the Vila community.”
Nateeka received a load of our donations to take to Atauro Island. Atauro often misses out on many things as the ferry to get there, and to get everything there, runs only once a week. “As life is in Timor – nothing can happen in a rush.”
Nateeka will be a great help with coordinating donations to the Island.
“Today I have the exciting task of sharing the things with the teachers here. It’s been a long time coming because of transporting the things over to the island & now catching up with the teachers.”
“I gave the boxes of teaching gear to the teacher on Friday. She was just delighted! We had a little look through together & I explained what some things are for. A bunch of the kids came in to watch what was going on.”
“I was also given several medical books. These I gave to my neighbour who is a nurse. He was very pleased when I offered them to him.” – Nateeka
AGM & Public meeting 2pm to 5pm Sunday April 30th 2017 Cockburn Wetlands Centre Hope Road, Bibra Lake.