Trek for Timor is aimed at expanding our Education Strategy in Timor Leste.
This strategy has two key parts:
- Social 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.
Social Housing for students
The Social 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 8 young people are living and studying. In 2018 we hope to build a second student house for 8-10 students, offering them an affordable place to stay while they are studying, access to computers and information technologies, living expenses and education related fees and costs.
A KVRP member, Sandy, interviewed the students in July this year. Short videos introducing each of them will be added progressively, confirming the value of the house to each of these delightful young people.
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.