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 →

Time to Draw the Line

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.

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 →

One Week in Timor Leste

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 →

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