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Mornington Peninsula, Australia

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FRIENDS OF LOSPALOS AT A GLANCE

Mornington Peninsula Friends of Lospalos began in May 2000, when the Mornington Peninsula Shire approved a Friendship relationship between the Shire and the sub - district of Lospalos in the Lautem district of Timor Leste. 
The friendship works with our counterparts in Lospalos to fund projects that the community has identified as beneficial, sustainable and achievable.

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ACTIVITIES

Friends of Lospalos is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of those in Lospalos, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

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EDUCATION

  • Scholarships for junior, secondary and tertiary students (up to 75) for Lospalos students and orphans.

  • Supply of material goods for schools at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels.  

  • Human rights and peace building education for children and their carers was provided with support and delivered in Lospalos by a local NGO – Ba Futuru (For the Future)

  • Teacher training sponsorships for Lospalos youth to obtain a Primary Teaching Degree. 

  • Funding for musical instruments for the Lalira Junior School

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Provision of seven motor cycles for community organisations

  • Supplies for and refurbishment of a Lospalos guest house

  • Supplies and refurbishment for a kindergarten building

  • Funding for a carpenters’ co-operative to supply desks to local Lospalos primary schools

  • Previously sent donated goods and materials during times of crisis.

  • Financial support for women’s textile weavers co-operative

  • Mechanical coconut press for women’s soap making co-operative

HEALTH

  • Testing eye health and supply of spectacles

  • Optometry equipment and training of local hospital staff

  • Medical supplies and worming treatments

  • Mosquito nets and other equipment to local Lospalos clinics and the hospital to enhance community health

Coffee - Medium Roast Filter Grind 250g

Coffee - Medium Roast Filter Grind 250g

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2020 Loslpalos Fundraiser

Featuring an online auction!

The Friends of Lospalos invite you to our annual fundraising event! 

This year's event will include addresses from:

  •  the Ambassador of Timor-Leste, HE Ines Maria de Almeida

  •  the Melbourne Honorary Consul of Timor-Leste, Mr Peter McMullin

  •  Founder of the Wise Foundation, Greame Wise

The event will also include:

  •  music from the Timorese band, Mystic Trio

  •  a door prize (entry included with registration)

  •  online auction (more details on sale items to come!)

All funds raised will be directed to the further development of infrastructure, education, health and agriculture projects identified by the Lospalos community. 

6th November 2020 @ 5pm

Check out the event on our facebook page

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