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Published by dlocke on 09 Oct 2016

Bei Cala Visit October 2016

I have been lucky enough to visit Bei Cala, Timor Leste twice this year. Most recently I took my sister Belinda with me and was able to introduce her to the wonderful people. In Bei Cala we attended the official opening of the pre-school and checked out other projects we are involved in. Still a lot of work to do.

The pre-school opened for business on Monday 3rd October and the new volunteer teachers Zumira and Eira Clara will be registering students and getting used to the program. We wish them all the best and look forward to catching up again, hopefully next year. We will also be arranging training for the ladies to help them on this journey.

I also dropped in on Darryl Mills OAM and Mario de Jesus who run the Rotary office in Dili. We will be collaborating with friends to undertake another project in the Oecussi Province. More details to come. Darryl is about to step down after 13 years in Dili undertaking all sorts of poverty relief projects for Rotary Melbourne.

I am also about to start working on another book drive and will be contacting Rotary Melbourne regarding this project, so stay turned for more information. Books are desperately needed for all age groups.

We had wonderful weather, awesome hosts and I once again come away immensly satisfied with our progress. None of this could have been achieved if not for the friendship of Jino Perriera, who as always chauffered us, advised us and translated for us throughout the entire journey. Thank you Jino, you are a man amongst men. To your family Karbina and Anisetto, Lily, Jackie, Zumira and Lala and of course the boys and the twins, thank you for your hospitality. It is much appreciated.

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Jino Perriera MCing the official opening of the pre-school

Our new teachers

Zumira and Eira Clara (Lala)

Escola Kaisera

Escola Kaisera

Published by dlocke on 28 Mar 2016

Kindergarten progress & 2015 Awards

Exciting progress has been made on our kindergarten project in Bei Cala, Timor Leste. The roof has been added along with the  door and window frames and the interior has been plastered. I have attached some photos of building of this process. We also have some award winners 2015. They are from left to right 

Jaimita Da costa, Manizia Emilia Doutel Sarmento, Anastacio Da Costa Rosario, Jorjinha Da Costa Bianco, Mildia  Da Costa lloue, Neibania F.M de F.M de Auxiladora.

Some additional news is the government of Timor Leste has built an additional buidling which is now being used by the secondary school. This is allowing the primary school to spread out and use the structure supplied by the Grub Club. I am very excited by my forthcoming visit in the April school holidays. I will be able to report on progress of the area and investigate further projects on behalf of the Grub Club. 

award ceremony 2015 2 2015 award recipients 1 kindergarten 2016 c kindergarten 2016 a

Published by dlocke on 24 Jan 2016

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Sgt. Matthew Locke MG Polo shirts. $50 each.
To have a shirt you must do the following:
Deposit funds into 
BCU BSB 704328
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Published by dlocke on 08 Dec 2015

Thanks Upwey High School

upwey 1Earlier this year we were lucky enough to receive a donation from Upwey High School, Victoria. Here's what Sophie Beyerle, the student who engineered this donation, had to say:

My name is Sophie Beyerle and I am a year 12 student at Upwey High School, located in the Dandenong Ranges in south east. I am the Community leader for 2015 and I was in charge of organizing the schools ANZAC Ceremony in this centenary year. I found out about the Grub Club while researching charities for a free dress day, I wanted to hold a free dress day in the week leading up to ANZAC day in order to support either soldiers or the work they have done. I liked the idea of The Grub Club as it was a small charity working with schools in East Timor; it was not only supporting the work of our soldiers in Timor-Leste but also supporting education, something students often take for granted. The free dress day was held on the 24th of April and we managed to raise over $700 for the Grub Club which is most we have raised in a number of years. As a school we are very proud to be donating this money to The Grub Club and highly commend Debbie for her amazing work.

Thank you Sophie and thank you Upwey HS. Your donation will help us continue building the kindergarten in Bei Cala.

 

Published by dlocke on 13 Jan 2015

New Projects

While activity has been a bit slow since the completion of our school building we are currently working on a number of projects.

Jino our East Timorese manager, is presently collecting information including financials and plans for the following projects.

Project 1: Teaching Scholarship. 
We are looking at providing a scholarship to a student that went through Escola Pre-Secondaria Foho Ailico who wants to undertake teacher training. We are looking at providing funding to cover the course fees and a small living allowance.

Project 2; Pre-schools

We are looking at costings and plans for two pre-schools. One to be built at the current Bei Cala school complex. This will enhance the existing Primary School and High School arrangement.  The second pre-school is for the small village of Boramba, which is a feeder area for Bei Cala and has a small primary school. We are looking at one room buildings, possibly open but undercover.

I envisage having all these costings and plans by the end of February, when the committee will meet and make final arrangements. These are very exciting additions to our ongoing involvement in Bei Cala and East Timor. 

 

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