Trek for Timor is aimed at expanding our Education Strategy in Timor Leste.
This strategy has two key parts:
- Student housing to support young people to pursue an education in Dili.
- Scholarships for young people to enable them to stay at school and to go onto tertiary studies, either at University or College.
Student Housing Project
The Student Housing project is a reasonably new project for KVRP aimed at providing affordable housing for young people in the capital Dili, so that they can attend university or college. We currently have one student house established in Dili, in which 10 young people are living and studying. In 2018 funds from our Trek enabled us to purchase a house to establish a second house and commence refurbishments. Our 2019 Trek is aimed at completing the renovations and recruiting young people who would not be able to pursue their studies without somewhere safe to stay as well as access to a computer , living expenses and education related fees and costs.
These short videos introduce some of the students living in our current house
Scholarships for students
KVRP’s scholarship program aims to help as many Remexio students as possible to continue their education in order to reach their full potential and subsequently contribute to raising living standards in the whole community. Every year, KVRP works to raise money to support at least 15 young Timorese students with education scholarships. The value of these scholarships range from US$120 to US$1,000. In 2018 through the Trek for Timor we hope to significantly expand our scholarship program to enable more young people to stay at school and undertake tertiary studies.