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Since 2003, Christian College Geelong - our staff, students and their families and friends - have been actively involved in supporting this young nation.

Early in our involvement, we made a decision, under the leadership of College Chairman Mr Howard Williams, to form a long-term relationship with the people of East Timor. Initially, the College was involved in the provision and transport of dairy calves, which could thrive in a tropical climate, as well as the establishment of a dairy farm in Fuiloro, East Timor.

East Timor Donate Here

The Australia Timor-Leste Friendship Network -  designated links between the Geelong region and the township of Viqueque, which was located south of Dili. In September 2004, the City of Greater Geelong formalised a close relationship with the District of Viqueque by signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Timor Leste.

The relationship between Christian College families and the people of Viqueque has proved to be extremely rewarding for both groups. After discussions with the local officials and village chiefs, and with the help of a number of work parties, the early establishment of 'The Friendship House' in the area of Beloi, Viqueque proved to be a catalyst for the establishment of our ongoing programs. 

Having somewhere for our work parties to sleep when we visited East Timor, as well as a centre for locals in the community to meet and work, provided a natural focal point for future planning. This house is called 'Uma Maun Alin' (which means"'the house of the little brother and little sister"). Other groups are also welcome to visit the Friendship House to talk to local staff and see the programs operating there. For further information, or to book and stay at the facilities, please email 

Since 2003, the College working committee, our staff members, students, families and friends have jointly raised approximately $20,000 AUD each year. This money has all been directly used for projects in Viqueque and the surrounding region. 

Projects In Viqueque



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Friends and Sponsors of Viqueque Projects

East Timor ET ShakeChristian College Geelong greatly appreciates the support of all sponsors and individuals who have volunteered to take part in work parties in East Timor. We value all who have supported the College goals in helping the people of Viqueque.

You may wish to make a secure online donation (Paypal Link) to the fund which supports the following ongoing programs in East Timor: 

You may also wish to contact Christian College to speak to a member of the East Timor Friendship Committee

Tel +61 352411899 or email us

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