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 →

Old and New Friends

It was a meeting of old and new friends at the GVFS 10 year celebration dinner held recently at The Davidson Restaurant. The connection between Geelong and East Timor has resulted in many partnerships and ongoing friendships, and we are incredibly proud of the work being taken up by the schools of Geelong. Education is... Continue Reading →

New Teachers for Timor Leste

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 →

Record Numbers!

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 →

2015 Scholarship Holders

A presentation ceremony for the students awarded scholarships to assist them in continuing their education was organized by Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer Mariano De Silva and held on Saturday 6 June at 01 Viqueque School. Our 2015 scholarship holders: Pre-Secondary School to Secondary School $100 for one year from 01 Viqueque, St Teresinha,... Continue Reading →

2014 President’s Report to the AGM

The full transcript of the 2014 President's Report can be found below in the Newsletter Section. Here is a highlights package! The Butler Donation We have had another good year both in Viqueque and Geelong. The highlight has been the commencement of the allocation of funds from the Butler Donation, a most generous gift from... Continue Reading →

The Scholarship Program

After a long process in liaison with schools and institutions in Timor Leste the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Group has established a range of scholarships for secondary students to assist with tertiary studies, technical education (nonexistent in Viqueque schools) and the final years of secondary education. Four students from the Catholic Institute for the Formation... Continue Reading →

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