2018 marks 10 years of the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Group. Save the evening of May 3 and come along and join the celebration. You too have played a valuable part in this story and it's time to celebrate the connecting of the people of Geelong and Viqueque through education with a strong focus on... Continue Reading →
Late last month 8 students supported by the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools and Geelong Friends of Viqueque graduated from the Catholic Teachers' College in Bacau. Margie Beck, who is the Registrar, reported that it was a very lovely day. The College used the renovated Mercado, and even though there was heavy rain, no one got wet! The students... Continue Reading →
On Monday 7th August 40 primary students from 6 Geelong schools attended a student day about Timor Leste, in particular our region of Viqueque. This day was hosted by Christ the King School in Newcomb. The workshops were run by senior students from Christian College and St Ignatius College, who have visited Viqueque this year. Many... Continue Reading →
Report by Olivia Hurley and Nikita Bone (Clonard College students) When we exited the plane our bodies were over-whelmed by the blazing heat and never-ending humidity. The climate along the coastline and the inland villages varied throughout the day but was prominently hot. Dili’s heat was long-lasting, humid and consistent throughout the night, juxtaposing the cooler... Continue Reading →
During May, the City of Greater Geelong marked the 15th anniversary of East Timor’s Independence with a flag ceremony at City Hall. Approximately 60 people were in attendance, which included representatives from Geelong Friends of Viqueque, Geelong Friendship Health Inc and Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Inc. Robyn Stevens, Manager Connected Communities emceed the event. Ms... Continue Reading →
The latest edition of our newsletter has been released! It includes a report from our President's recent visit to Timor Leste and details of an upcoming fundraiser. Click here to read
Want to know more about the long-running maritime boundary dispute between East Timor and Australia. Come along to a movie night held by Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools. The screening of 'Time to Draw the Line' will be on 31 July at 8:30 at the Pivotonian Cinema, Geelong. Tickets are available by clicking here.
On Sunday afternoon 23rd April at 01 Viqueque, almost all of the 2017 scholarship holders were presented with certificates and money. A number of parents were present and two of the school principals. Mariano’s meticulous organisation resulted in a most impressive ceremony. There are 73 recipients for 2017 including those directly funded by Sacred Heart... Continue Reading →