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Timor Leste Friendship Group

In 2009, Mount Alexander Shire entered into a ten-year Friendship Relationship Agreement with the sub-district of Lolotoe, Timor Leste and Friends of Lolotoe Timor-Leste Incorporated.

This friendship is based on mutual support and respect for each other's culture. The Friends of Lolotoe support the Lolotoe community in re-building their local democracy through sustainable projects identified by their community in education, health and agriculture and to foster opportunities for cultural exchange.

Friends of Lolotoe is associated with the VLGA Australia Timor Leste Friendship Groups and the Australia Timor Leste Friendship Network. This Agreement honours the values and principles of the Victorian Local Governance Association's (VLGA) guidelines for Australia Timor Leste Friendship Relationships.

Timor Leste school

Friends of Lolotoe updates

Download the Friends of Lolotoe Annual Report for 2016.

Download the Friends of Lolotoe December 2016 Newsletter.

A group of Lolotoe young people recently attended a sustainable agriculture training program.

Read the update on their trip.

In July 2015, Friends of Lolotoe (FOL) Treasurer, Louise Cook-Tonkin, was able to visit the isolated sub district during an in-country work period in Timor-Leste.

Read the report from her trip.

About the committee

President: Louise Cook-Tonkin
Vice-President: Jeni Foster
Secretary/Treasurer: Chris Sertori
Memberships contact and library borrowing: Catherine Jerome
Council representative: Bronwen Machin

Meetings are held on 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.00pm in the Senior Citizens Rooms, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine.

The group can be contacted via

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