Alola Australia


Alola Australia partners with Fundasaun Alola was established in 2008 and works in partnership with Fundasaun Alola, a Timorese NGO founded by Kirsty Sword Gusmão in 2001 to make positive and sustainable changes in the lives of women and children in Timor-Leste.

As each year passes Alola Australia becomes stronger and more focused on supporting development pro
grams to enable women and families in Timor-Leste to build a strong future. Our partnership with Fundasaun Alola is crucial to this work.

 Alola Australia is a small but effective organisation run by a Board of Directors and with a large support - base of members and supporters across Australia. Our collaboration with Fundasaun Alola involves responding to the issues they identify as being important. We aim to be responsive and supportive in our commitment to building the capacity of Fundasaun Alola, collaborating and sharing knowledge, experience and resources to address priorities.
Kirsty Sword Gusmao - Fundasaun Alola chair and much more, Wendy Mayne - Alola Australia Avo, Alzira Reis - Fundasaun Alola CEO, Helen Gibson - Alola friend.
 We maintain dialogue and close links with Fundasaun Alola via: 

  • Visits to Australia by Fundasaun Alola staff who are here for study, conferences and speaking engagements:
  • Visits to Timor - Leste by Board Directors and other Alola supporters;
  • Sharing of key documents and reports; and • At least one meeting per year of the Alola Board with the CEO and/or Chair of Fundasaun Alola.

In 2014 the key priorities for Alola Australia include:

  • Enhancing the depth of our relationship and partnership, and our support for Fundasaun Alola
  • Strengthening of support for Alola as a national organisation
  • On-going engagement and communication with and our supporter base, and
  • Achieving our fundraising goals in order to support Fundasaun Alola.

More about Alola Australia :

History | Board | How They Work | Supporter | News | Events | How to Help | Contact


Read also others Alola Australia's Publication

  • Alola Australia 2014 Spring Newsletter, read
  • Alola Australia 2014 Winter Newsletter, read

  • Alola Australia Annual Report 2013, read
  • Speech of Goodwill Ambassador for Education for Timor-Leste and President of Fundasaun Alola, Kirsty Sword Gusmão at an Alola Australia Fundraising function in Melbourne. Read this speech

Contact Alola Australia
+(61) (0)437 983 070

PO Box 382, Abbotsford

VIC Australia 3067

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