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WELCOME TO FRIENDS OF LOSPALOS

LOSPALOS FUNDRAISING WINE

Try our new range of Australian wines with proceeds going towards our much needed community projects.

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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.

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.

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

learn more about our current projects

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