In Timor-Leste, a nation of only 1.2 million people, 300,000 people do not have access to safe water, approximately 700,000 people do not have access to adequate sanitation.
In Timor Leste (East Timor) 300,000 people do not have access to safe water, approximately 700,000 people don't have access to adequate sanitation and over 160 children die every year
Accommodation for students in Dili is extremely limited and Timor Leste Vision’s sponsored students have all been impacted by this shortage. TLV’s Scholarship Program has been running since in 2005.
Many talented students in the Letefoho community desire to make a difference. To learn, to educate, and to bring those skills home. Without access to education this talent is wasted.
Can you imagine a world without books? Less than 60% of Timorese people over 15 are literate. Improving literacy rates is extremely difficult due to the high cost and scarcity of books (even school books!).
In Timor Leste (East Timor), it’s not uncommon for students to walk several hours to school every day. Affordable boarding schools help families in remote areas to allow their children to continue their studies.