Programs

Fundasaun Alola: Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019

WOMEN OF TIMOR-LESTE HAVE EQUAL STATUS IN ALL ASPECT OF LIFE
(Access ~ participation ~ role in decision making ~ enjoyment of benefits)

THROUGH EDUCATION, ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT,
HEALTH AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Mission: To promote women’s rights and increase women’s leadership capacity,  Improve health status of women and children, Increase access & quality of education for women and children, Strengthen women’s small enterprise at the grassroots level.

 

Download the Strategic Plan for Fundasaun Alola: for 2015 – 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advocacy

Fundasaun Alola’s Women’s Resource Centre works tirelessly
to campaign for women’s rights. We increase public awareness
of the needs of women both in the local community and with
decision makers. The work also seeks to address issues
related to gender-based violence and raise awareness about the problems of human trafficking.

 

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Maternal and Child Health

In Timor-Leste, many women lose their lives during childbirth due to limited resources. Fundasaun Alola’s Maternal and Child Health Program seeks to improve the safety and well-being of mothers and their babies. Through this program women are encouraged to give birth with appropriate medical support and provided with community-based health support networks.

For further information see the 2010 Maternal and Child Health Annual Report

 

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Education

Addressing the serious problems of illiteracy due to poverty and years of conflict is a priority. Fundasaun Alola’s Education program provides students with scholarships to cover fees and books, publishes books for pre-primary schools and assists teachers to improve their teaching skills.

For further information see the 2010 Education Annual Report

 

 

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Readers for Timor

In 2011 Alola Australia launched a new gift certificate – Readers for Timor. At AU$10 this is the perfect gift for children in Australia to support the increase in literacy skills for children in Timor-Leste. This gift will provide a pack of 8 Tetum readers to be distributed to a classroom in Timor-Leste.

View our Readers for Timor video

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Economic Development

For the women in Timor-Leste, providing a sustainable livelihood for their families is a significant issue. Fundasaun Alola offers opportunities and assistance for women to gain the practical support and the skills they need. The Alola Shop in Dili is one such example, high quality Timorese products and textiles are sold at fair trade prices to support the women who create them and Fundasaun Alola’s ongoing work.

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Preserving Culture

Fundasaun Alola works to preserve the culture of Timor-Leste.This includes an extensive collection of historical textiles; participation in research; and conservation work, to preserve these for the nation.

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