April 10, 2013 8:14 PM

February 27, 2013 1:55 PM

Here is a copy of our 2012 Annual Report. In it, you will find details of our activities for the year 2012.

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January 15, 2013 1:42 AM

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For quite some time we have been outgrowing our office facilities but hadn’t found just the right building to house our office.

We are now happy to announce that as of January 2013 ADRA Timor-Leste is now at a new location.  We are still on the same road as before, but now on the opposite side of the road and just down the street.

We are renting the entire upstairs facility above the well known CITO Pharmacy.  Our office staff is quite pleased with our new facility!

January 1, 2013 11:56 PM

DSC_6648calendar_smallOur 2013 calendar features Uma Tolu children:

 

“Julmiro, Irene and Eva are just three of the Uma Tolu villagers whose lives have been changed through ADRA’s Clean Water and Sanitation projects in the District of Viqueque.  Thank you for your SUPPORT in helping us change lives in Timor-Leste!”

 

December 22, 2012 7:51 PM

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We would like to wish all of friends of ADRA Timor-Leste a wonderful holiday season!

May God bless you abundantly in 2013!

December 14, 2012 8:18 PM

DSC_1712In January 2012 ADRA Timor-Leste, Asia’s newest ADRA office, began its very first project, “Clean Water for Uma Tolu”. The goal was to provide clean water within a 2 minute walking distance to over 180 households.

Some of the villagers previously used shallow wells that a local laboratory declared to have e-coli levels “too numerous to count”. Other villagers had to walk up to 2 km to the river in order to wash and hand carry unclean river water to their homes for cooking and drinking.

Now that the 12 pump stations have been installed, each village chief and many villagers have expressed their joy and delight for having clean water so close to their homes. They say it tastes very good, and when they wash themselves it doesn’t make their skin itch, as did the water from their shallow wells.

Along with this water project, we also did hygiene education for women as well as in the local school. We had an overwhelming response from the women in each village who participated in the training. We targeted 280 women with direct training on hygiene but ended up with well over 450 attending! They all learned body hygiene, kitchen hygiene, and sanitation hygiene.

One villager, Maria Da Silva said, “My family used to drink dirty water from the river and would often get diarrhea from it. I would also use a lot of my time and energy to fetch water from the river at least twice a day and sometimes more. My family would never wash their hands before eating or after going to the toilet. [Now] it takes me a few minutes to get water and my family washes their hands regularly.”

Maria gratefully thanked ADRA for its work in Uma Tolu saying, “We are grateful that ADRA has brought clean water to our community. We feel free in using it to drink and to wash knowing that it will not make us sick and make our skin itchy. When I encourage my children to wash their hands, they actually understand why because ADRA did hygiene training at their school. ”

By Anita Sabot
PR and Finance
ADRA Timor-Leste

November 28, 2012 1:25 PM

This video about ADRA Timor-Leste was produced by ADRA International…

June 3, 2012 3:42 AM


Timor-Leste is marking World No Tobacco Day (May 31st) for the first time with a march up Comoro Road encouraging businesses and workplaces to become smoke-free. The World Health Organisation and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health have joined with Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste, ADRA and Child Fund to promote the dangers of smoking. “We are getting together to spread the message that smoking kills. Stop smoking and you can save your life as well as others who breath in your smoke,” CVTL Youth Coordinator, Vidiana Xareal said.

  • Worldwide, tobacco kills 6 million people every year through cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases and childhood diseases.
  • In Timor-Leste men are the biggest smokers.
  • It is estimated, 66% of men smoke cigarettes and 25% use another kind
  • of tobacco. (Timor-Leste Demographic Health Survey 2009-10).
  • This is one of the highest smoking rates in Southeast Asia and is
  • having a huge impact on the health of Timorese people.
  • Smoking is also an expensive habit.
  • A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes each day will spend $30 per month.
  • This is a big financial burden on people in a developing  country.
  • That money could instead buy almost 3 sacks of rice or 1 box of cooking oil.

“It is never too late to stop smoking. It will make you healthier, help you live longer and save you money,” CVTL Youth Coordinator, Vidiana Xareal said.

  • Smoking or passive smoking (breathing in someone else’s smoke) is
  • especially dangerous for pregnant women and their babies.
  • Passive smoking is as bad as smoking yourself and can cause cancer.
  • It is also very dangerous for your children.
  • Children with parents who smoke are at greater risk of problems with
  • their lungs because of the second-hand smoke they are breathing in at
  • home.

Making workplaces and shopping areas smoke-free is an important first step in reducing smoking in Timor-Leste. “Timor Plaza is leading the way by banning smoking inside its building.  That is why they are hosting our event this year. Other businesses should think about the health of their customers and their staff and consider making their buildings smoke-free,”  ADRA Country Director, Luc Sabot said. Staff and volunteers from the partner organisations walked from the Presidential Palace to Timor Plaza May 31, 2012.

May 31, 2012 10:26 PM

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PRESS RELEASE
Smoking Kills

Timor-Leste is marking World No Tobacco Day for the first time with a march up Comoro Road encouraging businesses and workplaces to become smoke-free.

The World Health Organisation and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health have joined forces with Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste, ADRA and Child Fund to promote the dangers of smoking.

“We are getting together to spread the message that smoking kills. Stop smoking and you can save your life as well as others who breath in your smoke,” xx from CVTL  said.

Worldwide, tobacco kills 6 million people every year through cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases and childhood diseases.

In Timor-Leste men are the biggest smokers.

It is estimated, 66% of men smoke cigarettes and 25% use another kind of tobacco. (Timor-Leste Demographic Health Survey 2009-10).

This is one of the highest smoking rates in Southeast Asia and is having a huge impact on the health of Timorese people.

Smoking is also an expensive habit.

A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes each day will spend $30 per month.

This is a big financial burden on people in a poor country.

That money could instead buy almost 3 sacks of rice or 1 box of cooking oil.

“It is never too late to stop smoking. It will make you healthier, help you live longer and save you money,” xxx from IFRC said.

Smoking or passive smoking (breathing in someone else’s smoke) is especially dangerous for pregnant women and their babies.

Passive smoking is as bad as smoking yourself and can cause cancer.

It is also very dangerous for your children.

Children with parents who smoke are at greater risk of problems with their lungs because of the second-hand smoke they are breathing in at home.

Making workplaces and shopping areas smoke-free is an important first step in reducing smoking in Timor-Leste.

“Timor Plaza is leading the way by banning smoking inside its building.  That is why they are hosting our event. Other businesses should think about the health of their customers and their staff and consider making their buildings smoke-free,”  Luc xx from ADRA said.

By Emilio Dos Santos
CVTL Media Officer