Alola Events

2019 Autumn Newsletter

Posted on 29/03/2019

2019 Autumn Newsletter

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Save the date!

Posted on 5/03/2019

Afternoon Tea, Sunday 7th April 2-4pm at the North Fitzroy Library, Melbourne. Details soon.

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Alola News

Update from Alola’s board

Posted on 12/01/2020

Many of you have had the privilege of meeting Maria Bohan, our formidable board Chair and long-time Timor-Leste supporter. Maria will be taking Family Leave from the board Chair position until August 2020, but will remain a general board member. The board would like to acknowledge and thank Maria for her steadfast leadership of Alola […]

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Study Tour 2020

Posted on 5/01/2020

Registrations are now open for the 2020 Timor-Leste Study Tour hosted by Kirsty Sword Gusmão and Alola board member Nandy Gurr. To register your interest, please send an email to You can also visit the Study Tour facebook page for the latest updates.

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Jorge de Araujo
Thank you Jorge for your wonderful photos that we are using on our web site

The Shannon Company
The Shannon Company, a company dedicated to behaviour change communications supports the work of Alola with their graphic design expertise

Fundasaun Alola
Alola is a not for profit non-governmental organisation operating in Timor-Leste to improve the lives of women and children.

Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel operates a 15 day adventure trip to Timor-Leste, including a visit to The Alola Foundation and a presentation on their work. This trip heads to 9 out of 13 districts, including to the highest mountain Ramelau to the south coast and Suai, to Atauro Island and to the eastern regions of Baucau, Los Palos and Tutuala. All along the way there is opportunity to meet Timorese and learn about their lives and hopes for the future.