Home  »   Worldwide Work  »   Asia - South  »   2012 Articles  »   Article

A Trip to Timor Island

Indonesia

TFI members Angel and Nicolas donating needed materials at the remote orphanage Bukit Zaitun in Kupang.

Nicolas in Kupang at the Sonaf Manekat orphanage donating clothes.

Angel with some attendees of the Atambua School Seminar.

Nicolas with school children in Baun Timor.

Angel leading the Seminar in Kupang.

Angel leading a Seminar in Atambua.

Angel with school children at the Atambua School in Timor.

Angel, a TFI member, along with a dear Korean friend visited Timor Island where they joined TFI Volunteer Nicolas at two orphanages outside Kupang bringing needed supplies of clothing, shoes, school books, bags and supplies, toys, and character building books for the children. In addition to many needed supplies at the Sonaf Manekat orphanage they also helped with the paying of school fees directly to the schools where the orphans study.

Angel then held an educational seminar for teachers from thirty schools. This lively seminar was based on the theme of “Character Building” in the student’s lives and included talks, workshops and an inspirational programs. Each teacher was left with a sponsored set of 20 books, teacher’s instructional book and a CD of songs to use with the children.

After programs in Kupang FCI volunteers travelled seven hours across Timor to Atambua to the village school established by TFI members in that area. There they held a seminar for local teachers as well as those from surrounding villages introducing a new “Character Building” course. Angel also set up another new donated computer and library of reading books for the children.

The last day at the school was spent with the children to encourage and inspire them as well as give them stationery and schooling needs.

Related Articles