“When you educate a girl, you educate an entire village”
Since its inception, Alola’s Scholarships program has assisted thousands of young women to complete their secondary education and to continue on to university, a dream denied to many young girls due to financial hardship and social norms which favour educational opportunities for boys.
$100 can support a girl to complete a year of secondary schooling, including the provision of books and a uniform
$150 will help a young woman to enrol in a course of study at Timor-Leste National University or one of the country’s vocational colleges such as Natarbora Agricultural College.
“A strong woman is a literate and educated woman. Spending money on getting a girl to school and keeping her there through at least the years of basic, compulsory schooling is the best investment any government can make in the well-being of the nation.” – Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão AO, founder and Chairwoman of Fundasaun Alola.
Learn more about Fundasaun Alola’s Education Program initiatives here.