Supporting Our Schools
We empower our schools through teacher training initiatives, developing effective teachers to improve student learning outcomes.
With your help, we deliver educational resources to enhance quality learning and support building and infrastructure maintenance. These critical activities contribute to improving the overall learning environment for each and every student.
Why Schools in Timor-Leste?
To overcome Timor-Leste’s high levels of youth unemployment, we understand the need to equip students with the skills to access a pathway out of poverty towards a brighter future. Our schools provide a foundation for knowledge, critical thinking, and social development; strengths that lead to social and economic transformation.
Catholic Schools in Zumalai
Carmel Impact is proud to build on The Carmelites’ legacy in Timor-Leste, drawing on our years of experience and a wealth of local knowledge. Since 2002, our goal has been to provide access to quality basic education in rural communities, and we’ve done so by assuming responsibility for three schools in the sub-district of Zumalai. Our vision is that our schools become a model of education for the wider local community.
The 4 Pillars Of Our Catholic Schools Project
Carmel Impact offers two scholarship programs – Community Scholarships and La Bruna Scholarships (Carmelite Students)
1. Subsidies for Volunteer Teachers
Our volunteer teachers have great difficulty obtaining contracts as Timor-Leste is a developing nation with many challenges. Volunteer teachers are critical to delivering education in our schools, and we believe all teachers should have a basic livelihood
2. Teacher Training
On-going professional development for teachers is the key to quality education and improved student learning. To raise the standard of education in our schools, Carmel Impact delivers professional training and workshops to our teaching staff on an ongoing basis.
3. Teaching and Learning Resources
In Timor, teachers struggle to create a stimulating learning environment for their students due to limited teaching tools. Carmel Impact equips our schools with relevant teaching and learning resources in line with national curriculum requirements. This way teachers are able to inspire learning and engage their students.
4. School Building Maintenance
We understand the importance of creating a positive learning environment for our schools. Well maintained schools contribute to an enhanced learning experience. Critical to realising our vision of a quality school is the regular maintenance of school buildings and grounds.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Francis Xavier
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Focus on Education in Timor-Leste is Transforming Lives, Building Communities, Together.
Students studying from Year 1 to Year 9 at our primary and junior schools benefit greatly from our education programs, leading to increased levels of student well-being and improved learning outcomes. Teaching and administrative staff thrive in a more vibrant and dynamic work environment. We are leading the way in raising the standard of education for children in Zumalai.