Alola’s Education Program focuses on building capacity and expanding opportunities for women and children to access quality education in Timor-Leste. Our mission is to continue to develop our program, integrating innovations and taking every opportunity, until we have high quality education and women are equal beneficiaries.

In 2017, the Education Program increased its reach by

1) Continuing its scholarship support to students at primary, secondary school and university;

2) Providing support to primary school leaders and teachers through a professional learning and mentoring program;

3) Promoting the importance of reading within the community as whole and increasing children’s interest and ability;

4) Developing opportunities for early learners through the Alternative Preschool Home-based and Centre-based in Viqueque and Ermera 

The Education Program has continued to work closely with the Ministry of Education. Communities, children and students, schools and their teachers continue to benefit from Alola’s integrated approach to service provision – multiplying outcomes by combining Education with Advocacy, Maternal and Child Health and Economic Empowerment.