We’re helping the women and children of Timor-Leste build a strong future.
How we work
We connect Australians to the nation building work of our partner organisation in Timor-Leste, Fundasaun Alola. Fundasaun Alola is a leading NGO in Timor-Leste addressing the barriers that prevent women from enjoying their right to good health, education, socio-economic opportunities and political participation.
The Alola Foundation was established in 2001 by Kirsty Sword Gusmão, the former First Lady of Timor-Leste. The initial focus of the Alola Foundation was to raise awareness and campaign against sexual and gender-based violence in Timor-Leste.
The Foundation has grown to include a wider range of programs that assist the women and children of Timor-Leste. Programs such as advocacy, economic empowerment, education and literacy, and maternal and child health.
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Every donation helps build a stronger future for women and girls in Timor-Leste.
See how you can make a difference
Can support a girl to complete a year of secondary schooling, including the provision of books and a uniform
Can help a young woman to enrol in a course of study at Timor-Leste National University or one of the country’s vocational colleges.
Can support the monthly maintenance of a 4WD vehicle required for off-road field programs.
Can support the Maternal Child Health team to deliver education, maternity packs and peer support in a remote village.
Can provide a micro loan to a woman so that she can establish her own small enterprise.
Will you help us make an impact?
Latest News & Events
MILK 2022 event
For our 2022 MILK campaign, Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão and Dr Magdalena Whoolery joined Alola Australia board member Jacky Mandelbaum for an online conversation about the […]