Deakin University’s Faculty of Health in collaboration with Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools are investigating the feasibility of coordinating an inaugural Student Youth Tour visit to Timor for a two week period at the end of the 2015 and or 2016 Yr 12 school years.
The visit will aim to provide students with a range of volunteering experiences and action tasks across a range of Government and Community organizations and districts in Timor Leste. This would include visits to and participation in projects being undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Viqueque Friendship Schools and Many Hands International.
As an inaugural pilot program there will be a limited number of student places available for this tour. Applicants will be selected on the quality of their applications as well as the selection criteria to include an appropriate quota of exit year 12 students from a range of participating Friendship Schools across the Geelong area.
An information session for interested Year 11 and 12 students and parents to further discuss details of the Timor Student Youth Tour has now been scheduled. Information session speakers will include Professor John Toumbourou (Deakin University), Mr Peter Cannon (President Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools) as well as Mr Afonso Soares and Mr Simao Do Rosario representatives from the Ministry of Education, Timor Leste.
Timor Youth Tour Information session:
Venue: Western Beach Room Room, Sally Walker Building
Entrance from Western Beach Rd or Cunningham St, take lift to 6th level (Rm AD6.104)
Campus: Deakin Waterfront Geelong (See Campus Map Below)
Date: Tuesday 7 July
Time: 6 to 8pm
RSVP: Mr Chris Loughnan email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing all interested parties at this meeting.