AHHA Education

Welcome to AHHA Timor Leste

Country Profile

  • Capital = Dili
  • Population = circa 1,250,000
  • Largely Catholic country, circa 90% of the population
  • Existing oil and gas deposits are almost exhausted. There is hope of exploiting new deposits
  • Very large rich/poor divide, principally due to the gas and petroleum industry
  • Going through a period of economic growth and urbanization. This is having a large effect on the local population due to the building of new hotels, airports etc.
  • Renowned for its beautiful landscapes, including beaches
  • Spent much of its history under occupation, first by the Portuguese and then by Indonesia
  • Officially gained independence in 2002
  • Suffers from lack of basic infrastructure such as paved roads, access to water although the situation is improving

AHHA Timor’s Impact

  • Established 2006
  • Largest international organization in Timor Leste
  • Headquarters based in Dili, housing around 600 full-time boarding students
  • Over 50 centers nationwide
  • 2/3rds of our students obtain jobs or move onto further education. Around 65% of our graduates are female
  • Because of its size, AHHA Education has raised education levels nation wide
  • Four types of students
    • Full time 2-2.5 years boarding program (50% of our students)
    • Boarding facilities for students from remote villages to attend public schools; they also attend our full time or part time programmes (20%)
    • Part time education (20%)
    • Government or private sponsored training (10%)

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Please see our youtube video for an explanation of our destitute sponsorship programme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk4JmtIYWaY&feature=youtu.be

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