David Whelan welcoming our newest GVFS Committee members . The 2019 Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Dinner was again a huge success. It was fantastic to see that the event was a complete sellout. A true testament to our greater community's dedication to our friends in Timor-Leste. To commence proceedings, we were delighted to officially welcome... Continue Reading →
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and... Continue Reading →
Geelong Friends of Viqueque - Alola Foundation Fundraising Dinner In Timor-Leste, many women lose their lives during childbirth due to limited resources. Approximately one in twenty children in Timor-Leste do not live to the age of five. Alola’s Maternal and Child Health Program seeks to improve the safety and wellbeing of mothers and babies. The... Continue Reading →
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 →
Clonard College hosted their very first night market on the 17th of April 2015. It was an amazing turn out and a new tradition Clonard will uphold for the oncoming years. It was an opportunity for Clonard girls and families to show off their arts and crafts skills to our Clonard community. Stalls such as... Continue Reading →
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 →
Geelong's Friendship Health group is looking for a Water Technician or Plumber who could volunteer their time on a project in Viqueque. The purpose of the project is to assess problems of water delivery in the town of Viqueque and sub-districts. It is expected that the volunteer would assess the relevant issues and write a... Continue Reading →
Geelong Grammar School (Corio) has recently made a donation of four laptops to Geelong's Friendship Health group. These laptops will be used by nursing and medical staff at outlying health clinics within Viqueque District. The handover took place at our recent March meeting and the donation was warmly acknowledged.