Alola Australia

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.

Fundasaun Alola. Mobile Library

Photo: Fundasaun Alola’s Mobile Library activities on Odomau Foho Primary School, Bobonaro District.