Monthly Archives: October 2019

Teaching Scholarships

Support Teacher Education in Baucau, Timor-Leste this Christmas.

Instead of a gift for your Kris Kringle give a donation on their behalf to our scholarship fund.

Higher education is unaffordable for most families in remote rural villages in Timor-Leste. It’s expensive to send young people away for teacher training and it’s especially difficult for girls.

Your donation this Christmas in lieu of a gift to a colleague will make a huge difference.

Catholic Institute of Teacher Education

Instituto Católico para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) Diocese de Baucau

In 1999 the Australian Marist Brothers were invited to establish an institute in Baucau to train teachers in Timor-Leste. In the beginning the Institute addressed the pressing needs of in-service training in physics, languages and school leadership among other areas. In 2003 the Institute began the three year program for a Bachelor of Teaching and by 2017, seventeen Institute staff had completed a Master of Education through ACU.

In 2018, a total of 630 students completed their studies and are now contributing to education and training across the country.

Donate by EFT to Friends of Baucau

BSB: 033 073  Account number: 395841

Please note ‘scholarships’ in reference and email your details for receipt

OR send a cheque or money order to: Friends of Baucau PO Box 484 Preston Vic 3072

For more information contact: Annie Keogh M: 0409 997 030 E: