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Bairnsdale Friends of East Timor


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Since 2003 many volunteers have visited East Timor, teaching English at ESSA (Escola Secundaria Santo Antonio) in Baucau.

They have taught English and other subjects at ESSA and at other schools; provided vocational guidance for senior students and contributed to their welfare needs; and joined in extra-curricular activities.

The Bairnsdale Friends of East Timor have-

Subsidised costs of English-Tetum Dictionaries

Paid school fees for poor students at ESSA

Paid expenses for Salesian Youth Group in Baucau

Fully supported fourteen and partially supported eighteen Tertiary students, now graduated

Fully supported three trainee teachers at the Marist Teachers College in Baucau, now graduated

Paid fees for fourteen students at Don Bosco Trade School in Dili

Partially supported five University students in Jogyakarta, Indonesia, now graduated

Fully supported five University students in Jogyakarta, Indonesia, now graduated

Currently Bairnsdale Friends of East Timor are-

Providing nutritious lunches at ESSA, Baucau

Providing four scholarships of $4,500 for selected students undertaking Bachelor of Education degrees

Supporting one final year Dili Institute tertiary student completing studies in Indonesia

Supporting local East Timorese seasonal workers by providing pastoral care


Contact Details
Contact: Chris Power
Ph (BH): 0418 148 657
Email: chrispower46@yahoo.com Ph (AH): 0418 148 657
Location: 2/77 Pearson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875 View as Map
Postal Address: 2/77 Pearson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875

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