Our work past and present

Explore some of the projects the Friends of Lospalos have completed since starting in 2000. See our current projects and donate.

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Teacher Training

Education

Expanding access to primary education through the training of teachers from and for the Lospalos community. 12 teachers trained since 2009.

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Cacavei Multi-Purpose Community Building

Infrastructure

The people of Cacavei currently do not have a building at which the community can meet. Multipurpose community buildings are used for a variety of occasions in Timor-Leste, including elections, public announcements and gatherings, training and education. Once completed, the community will use it for development planning for their village

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Raca Village

2021
Infrastructure

The construction of a multi-purpose community building in Raca Village.

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Esperanca Youth English Course

2020
Education

Providing resources for the Centre to deliver an English language course for 50 local students – 29 males, 21 females.

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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).

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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.

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Community Toilets

2017
Infrastructure

Toilets for the community of Lospalos.

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Moto Lori 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.

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Lulira School Basketball Court

2016
Infrastructure

The project was to rehabilitate an old basketball/volleyball court at the Lulira school.

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Commission Capacity Building and Training

2016
Education

Laptop, internet and English training 30 per course in 2015 and 2016.

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Local Government Study Tour to Mornington Peninsula Shire

2015
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.

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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).

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