WHERE WE WORK Timor-Leste

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ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists more than 14 million children and families in 63 countries.

 Country programs managed by ChildFund Australia

 Country programs managed by ChildFund International

Timor-Leste

ChildFund has been working in Timor-Leste since 1990, working with local communities to build a new, stable and prosperous future for the country.

In 2002, Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) became the first new country of the 21st century, following more than two decades of Indonesian rule. Home to around 1.2 million people, the Timorese population is young and vulnerable – with almost 70 per cent of its people aged under 25 years old. Widespread poverty manifests in high mortality rates and malnutrition among children.

Our priorities are:

Only around 14 percent of children in Timor-Leste take part in early education and intellectual stimulation, leaving many at risk of developmental delays.

It is estimated that only five out of 10 children in Timor-Leste are registered at birth, meaning many miss out on their rights – including access to basic health and education services.

Many young people living in rural areas are out of work or working as unskilled labourers.

1,000 children in one year.
That’s just the start of the difference you’ll make!

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Stories from Timor-Leste

“Education is a path to a better life for children”

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Young positive role models inspiring peace in Timor-Leste

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Women are planting seeds for change in Timor-Leste

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Learning how to tackle malnutrition in Timor-Leste

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