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Young girl in Timor-Leste with a water storage container provided by Plan International

Water source allows Timor-Leste girls to focus on school

El Niño-induced droughts have caused many Timorese girls to miss classes to collect water. In one community, a new water system installed by Plan International is allowing girls to focus again on their education.

Women and girls are 100% ready to lead in Timor-Leste

On 8 March 2017, Plan International Timor-Leste will launch the short film "100% Ready" to mark International Women's Day and celebrate all women and girls who are taking a bold stand for equality in their country. 

Gender and disability - no obstacle to education!

Gender and disability - no obstacle to education!

After generations had their education disrupted by conflict Plan International are ensuring girls and young people are offered equal opportunities to learn.

Young people battle to get their voices heard

In Aileu, Plan International hosted an annual debating contest where 19 boys and girls competed to win the regional prize and progress to the final in Dili.

Odelia leads the press conference

Girls lead the way forward for equality

Plan International, together with local partners. organised Timor-Leste's first ever Girls’ Conference in Aileu. 250 girls and women got together to discuss their future and rights. One of the participants, 17-year-old Odelia took time to tell us about her ambitions.

Video: Safe Schools in Timor-Leste!

Students and teachers in 15 schools in Timor-Leste are now better prepared to respond to disasters, after participating in the Safe Schools project.

Keeping children safe in Timor-Leste

Through classes and simulations, we are supporting more than 4,500 children in 15 schools in Timor-Leste to prepare for future disasters

El Nino in Timor-Leste

Film: The Unreported Drought - El Niño’s Impact on Timor-Leste

The island nation Timor-Leste has been in the grip of a drought since being hit by one of the worst El Niño weather events on record. But the situation in Timor-Leste has been largely unreported. 

One Hundred Women Leaders? We’re Ready!

In a small community centre down a dusty, bumpy road a group of women in Aileu district crowd together and discuss their plans for the future of their community. They say their lives have been spent at home, doing housework and caring for children, but something is about to change – they are running for election.

Young children playing

Learning Through Play in Timor-Leste

Plan International’s Early Childhood Care and Development Programme has been running playgroups across Aileu District to support children during the most critical phase in their development – the first five years.

Community Celebrates a Healthy Start

Ermou, in rural Timor-Leste celebrated the opening of their new water system - bringing water to their community for thr first time.

Our results to date
  • 2,859
    community members trained in child protection
  • 75
    improved water points
  • 380
    community members trained in gender equality

Stay in Touch

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Twitter: @PlanTimorLeste 

Facebook: @PlaninTimorLeste

Key contacts

Terence McCaughan

Country Director, Plan International Timor-Leste

Emelita da Cruz

Aileu District Manager, Plan-International Timor-Leste
Rua de Nú Laran No. 7, Nain Feto PO Box 246
+670 331 2492