Thursday, January 31, 2013


IMGP1655Many Timorese want to improve their education.  They are hungry to learn and eager to gain tertiary education qualifications to improve their employment opportunities.  After 4 years of study at the Institute of Business, Emi has graduated with a degree in Information Technology.  We hope to be able to give her an opportunity to start up a small business on Atauro where she comes from managing simple accommodation for tourists.  

Lynelle, Cynthia’s mother came over to help Cynthia in the first few weeks of looking after the baby.  She brought over three laptops to be provided for young people to assist them in the education.  She was able to give a laptop to Michael.  IMGP1724He is an intelligent young man who is studying to be a doctor.  His family is very poor and he did not have enough money for a computer.  He will use this laptop for his own studies as well as training other young people in how to use a computer.  These laptops are refurbished ex-University laptops from Australia and cost around $150.  If you are interested in supporting this sort of thing, let us know.  We would like to hand out about 10 this year.





Xakira Pearl Bacon – new student for Institute of Business


Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That's a great idea. Love the newest student!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I would like to know more details about assisting with this project (the electronic laptop - love the human laptop!) too....