Preschool Construction
Empowering Timorese Youth -
One School at a Time

Road to Universal Education

Cost to Build a School
Students per School

Want to Help Fund a School?

Our team will organise the land, equipment, and everything else. Let’s change student lives together!

Life Empowerment Lessons
Empowering the Future Youth of Timor

Change Through Education

Life Empowerment Lessons (LEL) are workshops that aim to teach the students about the key issues that permeate within the local community. We partner with local universities to help deliver these lessons.

Hours per Workshop

Our Impact

Each workshop is approximately 2 hours long and impacts around 30 students per lesson. We aim to equip them with skills that will enable them to live more freely and make more informed decisions with regards to their community.

Pencil Case Project
Providing the Materials to Spark Education

Be a Part of the Pencil Case Project

Keen to help out with our project? In July, our student team is visiting Timor-Leste and will be bringing with us 200kg of learning and educational supplies. Simply click below – we promise it’s a super easy way to get involved in changing a student’s life today!

Giving the Gift of Learning

Here at ETF, we believe that education is truly a gift for the lucky, and it is our mission to ensure that every student can enjoy it regardless of their status. Through your donations, we can help spread the gift of education and change hundreds of young lives.

Teacher Support
One Teacher. Countless Students. Endless Possibilities

Help Train a Teacher Today

A good teacher can ignite and fuel hope, curiosity and change. That is why we are supporting teachers in Timor – we aim to mix their passion and curiosity with formal qualifications to ultimately change things. And just remember, one teacher over the span of 10 years will impact approximately 3000 students. 

Untrained Teachers in Timor

As a result of conflict, 90% of teachers in Timor-Leste fled the country in 1999, leaving a large gap in the delivery of education by those who had been properly trained. These roles were replaced by local mothers and other community members who had limited training or experience. 

With over 40% of Timor-Leste’s population being under the age of 14 years, and an article by Marist Solidarity suggesting that there is estimated to be around 9,000 teachers still untrained in Timor-Leste, the issue of quality of teachers and therefore education in the nation is still very prominent.

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