Mariano Da Silva is the Geelong-Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer, a role he has undertaken since 2013. Mariano is also teacher at 01 Viqueque School where he teaches Tetun. In 2011 Mariano was part of a team of Viqueque principals and teachers that came to Geelong as part of a professional development program developed by... Continue Reading →
The day after your final IB and VCE exam.... OK you’ve got 24 hours to relax and take it easy before getting on a plane to Darwin, sleep a few hours at the airport, then getting on another plane and exit into the tropical heat of Dili. This is how a dozen of Kardinia International... Continue Reading →
Mariano Da Silva reports that work on the new library that we are funding is proceeding and he has sent some photographs of the teachers working in the space. A more detailed report is expected soon.
2014 will usher in some big changes with the start of our Language Project in Viqueque. The project has three components, chief of which is the training of teachers by highly skilled providers based in Timor Leste. The Institute of Mary MacKillop will commence its four day teacher training in Viqueque in January. This program... Continue Reading →
The Trivial Pursuit night held on 23rd March at the Geelong West Town Hall to raise funds for Libraries in East Timor was a great success raising in excess of $30,000. It was an excellent night of fun, with over 140 items displayed for the silent auction and 10 larger items for the main auction.... Continue Reading →
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 →
Mariano DaSilva, the librarian at 01 Viqueque is very proud of his fully rehabilitated library developed at a cost of $5000. All books – English, Portuguese and Tetum - have been recorded on his laptop and now he will be able to keep a good track of them. He was very appreciative to receive help... Continue Reading →