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Timor Leste - Medical Clinic Venilale

Providing education to young people was the focus of the Salesian Sisters when they arrived in Venilale. However, they soon discovered a greater need as many people in the district suffered from various illnesses. The sisters could not close their hearts to the sick so in 1995 a Medical Clinic was established.

Timor Leste - Orphanage, Venilale

By Sr Cecilia Del Mundo, Salesian Sister

The Orphanage accommodates 116 girls, aged 6 – 16. The girls are given an education and are encouraged to participate in recreational activities.

Educating young people - the present and the future of the nation.

According to recent research, only 58% of the citizens of East Timor are literate and the illiteracy rate is much higher among women. This situation is the result of negligence in the field of education, for example, the insufficient number of schools.

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