With little steps big journeys start

During 2017-2018, Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Inc supported Mary MacKillop International’s one-year training program. This funding allowed 5 teachers from Viqueque to participate. It allowed 150 children to receive quality education in the classroom and to assist  in creating a positive future for themselves and their community. This teacher training program is particularly vital in... 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 →

Geelong teachers and students to visit Timor Leste in 2018

In recent years, senior students and teachers from Geelong have been annually travelling to Timor Leste. Preparations are well under way this year in following Geelong schools: Kardinia International, Christian College, St Joseph’s College, Clonard College teachers from schools in St Mary’s Parish (Viqueque), Sacred Heart College (Baucau) and St Ignatius (Dili). Strong personal links... Continue Reading →

Student Day Success!

On Monday 7th August 40 primary students from 6 Geelong schools attended a student day about Timor Leste, in particular our region of Viqueque. This day was hosted by Christ the King School in Newcomb. The workshops were run by senior students from Christian College and St Ignatius College, who have visited Viqueque this year. Many... Continue Reading →

Making Connections: Clonard Students Visit Timor

Report by Olivia Hurley and Nikita Bone (Clonard College students) When we exited the plane our bodies were over-whelmed by the blazing heat and never-ending humidity. The climate along the coastline and the inland villages varied throughout the day but was prominently hot. Dili’s heat was long-lasting, humid and consistent throughout the night, juxtaposing the cooler... Continue Reading →

Geelong Celebrates Timor-Leste Independence

During May, the City of Greater Geelong marked the 15th anniversary of East Timor’s Independence with a flag ceremony at City Hall. Approximately 60 people were in attendance, which included representatives from Geelong Friends of Viqueque, Geelong Friendship Health Inc and Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Inc. Robyn Stevens, Manager Connected Communities emceed the event. Ms... Continue Reading →

Trivia Night – a great success!

The Trivia Night at St Joseph's College was a great success with over 250 people attending.  Special thanks must go to Rosemary Friend, Louise Madden and Peter Cannon for their leadership of the organising committee, without whose persistence and dedication the night could not have gone ahead. Whilst the official tally has yet to be... Continue Reading →

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