Celebrating Timor Leste Independence

This year the City of Greater Geelong continues its commitment to the people of Timor Leste by celebrating their 17th year of Independence. On Friday 17th May the Timor Leste flag will be raised and supporters will gather to hear the experiences of local Kardinia International students following their visit in 2018. Professor Glen Guest... Continue Reading →

With little steps big journeys start

During 2017-2018, Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Inc supported Mary MacKillop International’s one-year training program. This funding allowed 5 teachers from Viqueque to participate. It allowed 150 children to receive quality education in the classroom and to assist  in creating a positive future for themselves and their community. This teacher training program is particularly vital in... Continue Reading →

Attend The Annual General Meeting

GVFS moves into its 11th year with much energy.  We would love to see you at our Annual General Meeting Thursday 19 September Christ the King Primary School, 79 Wilsons Rd, Newcomb 6:45 for a 7:00pm start Special guests will be senior students who will provide accounts of their visits.. Please consider being on the... Continue Reading →

2018 Scholarships

Two separate ceremonies were held this year, one in Dili and the other in Viquque. In the Capital, presentations were made at the Esplanda Hotel. The seven students are studying at university in such studies as education, information technology and medicine. Mariano DaSilva, GVFS Project Manager had travelled the nine-hour bus trip from Viqueque to... Continue Reading →

Timor-Leste, underrated beauty

A Timor Reflection The two weeks I spent in Timor over the school holidays were the best two weeks of my life. I met new people, discovered a new language and developed an appreciation for a new culture. Our journey started on Friday the 22nd of June, where we got on a bus to travel... Continue Reading →

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