Maliana is 149km southwest of Dili. It’s the capital of the Bobonaro District with a population of around 22,000. Together with the Diocese of Maliana and the Fundação Sagrada Coração de Jesus (FSCJ), we are trying to provide quality education for both teachers and students. We have been supporting the refurbishment of toilet and cooking facilities at a number of schools. In addition to addressing the physical condition of the schools, the FSCJ has been working with school principals and secretaries to establish effective accounting procedures as well as professional development for teachers.
Currently, as well as supporting on-going school refurbishment we support nutrition supplements to secondary girls at Collegio near Maliana, and a Dili primary school.