The LOSA project focuses on training in kitchen gardens and conservation agriculture at learning centers in Luca and Uma Tolu communities in Viqueque municipality.
In many ways, it’s a long way from the traffic lights in suburban Lilydale; but in another sense, it isn’t so far. Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) is one of Australia’s closest neighbours, a small and young nation with a troubled recent history and many of the economic and social challenges that come with being exploited historically by much larger surrounding nations.
ADRA’s hygiene promotion team is creating awareness of the dangers of open defecation and the need for hygienic sanitation.Using Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) methods, ADRA staff use participatory methods to teach community members of the importance of each household having a latrine.
In Timor-Leste nearly 70% of adult males smoke. Cigarettes are heavily advertised, easily bought by young people, and their dangers are not well known.