Mr Andrew Johnson from the Office of Social Responsibility and Justice praised the work that is being done through the scholarship fund when he personally visited students in poor families in East Timor.
The Uniting Church provides over 200 scholarships to pay fees for senior high schools students, university students, and young men and women for trades education.
“During the ten days I was there I saw the difference that our small contribution was making to the lives of the people of East Timor,” said Mr Johnson.
Coordinator of the East Timor scholarships program Mr Arie van Klinken said, “Education is particularly important in this country where the average age is fifteen years.”
Donations to the East Timor Scholarship Fund are tax deductible through the Uniting Church and $100 per annum pays for a senior high school student and between $300 and $800 per annum for a university student.
For more information about the East Timor Scholarships Fund contact 07 38702128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo : The music team heads home from church in East Timor. Photo by Andrew Johnson