Santina: I want to be prime minister
Last year, Santina, 11, from Timor Leste, took over the position of her prime minister for a day. Now she's determined to inspire girls across her country to become leaders.
Clean water for rural families
Unreliable access to water in rural Timor-Leste leaves hundreds of families vulnerable to illness and poor nutrition, affecting children's learning, health and play. So these communities are doing something about it.
Community-led learning in Timor-Leste
In rural areas of Timor-Leste, just one in four pre-school-aged children attends pre-school, with many missing vital early opportunities for learning, care and development. Now, meet one community determined to change that.
A community ready for dangerous rains
In a remote village in mountainous Ermera, fat drops of rain splatter into mud and hit corrugated roofs. Maria*, sitting under her verandah, glances up nervously, waiting for the rain.
An app to tackle teen pregnancy in Timor-Leste
A new smartphone app is helping combat high rates of teen pregnancy in Timor-Leste by connecting teenagers with sexual and reproductive health services and vital new information.
Strong Girls Today, Powerful Women Tomorrow
On this International Women’s Day Plan International Timor-Leste strengthens girls’ and women’s voices, their right to Sexual and Reproductive Health and their Economic Empowerment. Learn more.
7 inspiring things young people from Timor-Leste have achieved in 2017
What an eventful year! In 2017 young people from Timor-Leste have been truly inspiring and they have shown that children and youths can make a difference. Read what they have achieved in this past year.
“No” to gender-based Violence
As part of the global campaign ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence’ a group of youth activists have raised their voices and taken a stand against violence against women and girls which is still highly prevalent in Timor-Leste’s society.
A Toilet for Duarte
In Timor-Leste having a Toilet is not self-evident. Especially in the rural areas, one third of the population is still practicing open defecation. So for 7-year-old Duarte it is very special that his family now has their first own toilet.
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