New Books for a New Nation
This is an exciting and vital initiative which will ensure that Timor-Leste’s new Grade 1-6 curriculum succeeds in making learning relevant and enjoyable for children in Timor-Leste.
The Chair of Fundasaun Alola and Goodwill Ambassador for Education: Kirsty Sword Gusmão, has developed a large selection of education material for the Ministry of Education, including her book for a Grade 4-level story called Sara’s Struggle (or Sara Nia Luta in Tetun). It touches on the sensitive but sadly very relevant issue of family violence.
Visit the New Books for a New Nation facebook page and find out how you can contribute to improving learning outcomes for the children of Timor-Leste through the New Books for a New Nation initiative!
The Alola Foundation promotes literacy and better learning outcomes for children in Timor-Leste through teacher training, a Mobile Library which visits remote communities and the production of books and other vital teaching aids.