Youth Development

Vocational Programs for Timorese Youth
  • Fostering of a Rotaract Club (18-30 year olds) at UNTL, Dili – 67 Members.
  • Each year since 2005 have prepared and sent 2 Timorese boys or girls on a one year Youth Exchange Program to Brazil.
  • So far have sponsored two Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars for one year study programs in Ireland and Australia.
  • So far have sponsored three Rotary Peace Fellows to three months set Rotary Peace and Conflict Resolution study programs in Thailand.
  • Introduced under the guidance of RDTL President Ramos Horta, the Peace Jam Program at various levels of proficiency. Now supervised by a Rotarian member who is the Principal of one of the International Schools in Dili, for his students, as well as the Rotaracters.
  • With the assistance of a Sydney based Rotary District, present a one week, live in, leadership training camp for Timorese youth each year – 2010: 75 participants, 2011: 100, 2012: 100 participants.
  • By the generosity of the Principal, Kormilda College, Darwin, have place a young lady there for a one term program of studies there, and currently a young man (Familia Hope orphanage in Gleno) on a one year full study program at the College.