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 →
Want to know more about the long-running maritime boundary dispute between East Timor and Australia. Come along to a movie night held by Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools. The screening of 'Time to Draw the Line' will be on 31 July at 8:30 at the Pivotonian Cinema, Geelong. Tickets are available by clicking here.
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 →
Our fifth annual Day in Viqueque was very well successful with 125 students and 15 teachers from 11 Geelong schools attending. With sessions relevant to students from primary years to senior secondary the aim was to increase student knowledge of Timor Leste and the lives of students living and learning in Viqueque. The students could... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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 →
In 2012 Michael Wright, the Treasurer of our group and teacher at St Ignatius College, Geelong, was fortunate enough to be awarded the Independent Education Union's Barry Wood Memorial Grant for projects relating to Social Justice in Education. His reflection on this experience has been published in this month's issue of The Point. Michael wrote in that article, "The... 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 →