Our Efforts Since 2000

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SPECS FOR LOSPALOS (2019)

Health

Providing optometry eye examinations for 390 Timorese and spectacles in a volunteer optometry clinic conducted at the Lospalos Hospital over 5 days in July 2019. (Donated equipment estimated value $33,550, monetary donations $2,200).
Total value: AUD$35,750

TEACHER TRAINING (2009-PRESENT)

Education & Training

Expanding access to primary education through the training of teachers from and for the Lospalos community.
12 teachers trained since 2009.
Total funding: $11,800

ESPERANCA YOUTH ENGLISH COURSE (2018-2020)

Education

Providing resources for the Centre to deliver an English language course for 50 local students - 29 males, 21 females. 
Total funding: AUD$3,325.73

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LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION AT TRINTA DE AGOSTO SCHOOL (2018)

Infrastructure & Education

Construction of a library building at a local Lospalos school.
18 teachers and 613 student beneficiaries.
Total value: AUD$7,480.31

MOTO LORI I BRIDGE (2017)

Infrastructure

The construction of an all-weather bridge to overcome community separation caused by annual flooding. The bridge enables intracommunity linkages, access to health and education services, trade and community activities. Beneficiaries 25 families, 100 plus people.
Total value: AUD$7,132.23 

COMMUNITY TOILETS (2017)

Teacher Training (ongoing)

Toilets for the community of Lospalos. 
Total value: AUD$16,176.68 (US$11,500)

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LOSPALOS WELL (2017)

Infrastructure

Toilet and well construction at Lospalos Government Post: 
Total value: AUD $16,176.68

LULIRA SCHOOL BASKETBALL COURT (2016)

Infrastructure

The project was to rehabilitate an old basketball/volleyball court at the Lulira school.
Total value: AUD$13,033

LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDY TOUR TO MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE (2015)

Training & Education

Friends of Lospalos hosted two Lospalos officials district and sub-district administrators to the Melbourne Conference on Local Government and Friendship Groups; and then facilitated attendance of Council Meetings, briefings on local government services and roles and study tours with a focus on tourism, environment, water and sanitation.
Total value: AUD$$6,842.86

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COMMISSION CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING (2015-16)

Training & Education

Laptop, internet and English training 30 per course in 2015 and 2016.
Total value: AUD $19,217.88

VIVA HARMONICA (2014)

Education

Provision of 200 harmonicas and two harmonica music seminars as a vehicle for strengthening friendships through music between communities of Lospalos and Mornington Peninsula. (200 beneficiaries)
Total value: AUD $1,420.00

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