Nursing Education in Viqueque

Annie Chadwick and Cathie Mahar, nurses from St John of God, were in VQQ in March for 11 days to teach Basic Life Support and hand hygiene. ¬†¬†Thirty-one of a possible forty-three nurses and midwives employed in the sub-district attended training, and the outcomes were very good. For the first time in the St John... Continue Reading →

2014 President’s Report to the AGM

The full transcript of the 2014 President's Report can be found below in the Newsletter Section. Here is a highlights package! The Butler Donation We have had another good year both in Viqueque and Geelong. The highlight has been the commencement of the allocation of funds from the Butler Donation, a most generous gift from... Continue Reading →

2nd Compact Teacher Training Program

Mariano Da Silva, the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer, has sent back a report on the second Compact Teacher Training program. The program ran for five days in May and involved four days at four Viqueque schools; Craras, Loihonu, Mamaluc and Uamori schools. The Monday program as opened by the Director of Education and... Continue Reading →

Deakin assisting Timor Leste

Special visitors at the Annual Dinner were Simao do Rosario, Mr Afonso Soares and Thomas Lopes, three Timorese employees of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, and John Toumbourou and Chris Loughnan from Deakin University School of Psychology. Deakin University Australia and the Ministry of Education Timor Leste have developed a partnership aimed... Continue Reading →

From Village to City Life

St Francis Xavier Primary School, Corio, has contributed $1000 towards a second four day student tour of Dili for their partner school St Estevao Senior Secondary School. Viqueque is a long way from the capital Dili. The tour provides the students with an excellent opportunity for a better understanding of the political, cultural, religious and... Continue Reading →

Successful Five Week Teacher Training Program

Mariano Da Silva, The Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer, has recently sent back his report on the successful 5 week "Compact Teacher Training Program" which we ran in conjunction with The Learning Resource Development Centre from Dili. The first three weeks of the program involved professional development and the fourth and fifth week allowed... Continue Reading →

New Teacher Training Courses Underway

Mariano, our project officer in Viqueque, has begun regular Skype meetings with Committee member Tricia Blane. He has most recently reported that The Compact Training program is underway and that 15 certificates have already been presented. A 5 day Yr 5-6 program will also start on May 5th with 19 teachers from Loi-Huno, Mamulac and... Continue Reading →

Geelong College Donation for Loi-Huno

Students from The Geelong College have made a generous donation of $7,447 towards support of schools in Viqueque, particularly their primary partner school at Loi-Huno. Loi-Huno PS is about twenty kilometres north of the Viqueque town on the road to Bacau. The funds will be used for a five-week intensive teacher training program conducted at... Continue Reading →

Conference – Working Together for Timor Leste

Working together for Timor Leste, the next 10 years Conference and Expo 14-15 March 2014 Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, 387 Bell Street, Preston The Working Together for Timor-Leste: The Next 10 Years Conference and Expo marks 11 years since the first successful international conference, Working Together for East Timor was held in Melbourne in... Continue Reading →

Libraries for Timor Leste

New libraries have now been established in St Teresinha, 01 Viqueque and 4 Septembro secondary schools. $5000 was given for the refurbishment of the library at 01 Viqueque with Mariano overseeing the project and acting as librarian. He visited Geelong as part of the principal and teacher professional development program. Virgilio who also was a... Continue Reading →

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