Community outreach programs

Dili International School has a strong commitment to supporting the people of Timor Leste. We achieve this through various methods.

Pantai Kelapa community

Assistance with electricity, water and out of hours use of facilities is provided to local families. Where possible we try and recruit employees from the local community.

Programa Fini Moris

Our major ongoing community activity is the provision of a community educational program for the children of our local community. The program is headed by a former employee and staffed by our Timorese teacher assistants who utilize the skills they have learned from DIS expatriate teachers to conduct classes using International standard teaching practices. The program is supervised/overseen by a qualified primary teacher.
If you would like to volunteer some time or donate resources to this program or any other of our community programs please let us know.

The wider community

Collections of food and essential items from the school community are conducted annually and distributed to the districts. 
Our Student Representative Council (SRC) raises funds to assist with worthwhile projects. Primary Community and Service students raise funds to provide resources for a local school and local centre for disabled children. Secondary students use their annual camp as an opportunity to engage in grass roots community service projects as well as other ongoing activities.

 

Last update: March 7, 2015