23.01.2018 / Ceramic Pottery in Timor Leste – initiated from Timor Foundation
written by the East Timor Development Agency
East Timor Development Agency (ETDA) is pleased to provide this report following the Official Opening of the ETDA kiln fired ceramic pottery training course on the 22nd November 2017. The opening for the ceramic pottery, a project initiative from Timor Foundation, was a great success attended by President of Timor Foundation, Josè Ramos-Horta and the CEO Miss Barbara Lietz and over 220 guests and visitors. There was considerable media interest in Official Opening from the media who provided good coverage of the opening through National Television advertising. more...
∗∗∗16.01.2018 / Brother Pierre & his pottery
written by Maya Heizmann
published by the "St.Galler Tagblatt" at the 28th of December
The Benedictine monk Pierre Hirt followed the invitation to Timor-Leste, to teach apprentices the art of pottery. His arrival created waves as crowds gathered to learn from him. more...
∗∗∗28.11.2017 / Visiting professor from the Timor Foundation at the Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV) from 12.9. to 2.10.2017
Written by Prof. emer. Dr. Joseph Osterwalder FESEM
My second trip to Timor Leste in the name of the Timor Foundation had 4 objectives : 1. Introduction of Point-of- Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) to the department of emergency medicine, surgery and orthopedic surgery. 2. Hand-over of several donations from the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG) and the Timor Foundation and instruction of physcians and nurses in their use. 3. Build up a strong relationship with the medical director, Dr. Antonio Guterres, and the head of the emergenc department (ED) Dr. Nilton da Silva . 4. To identify relevant needs of advanced health care at the HNGV and the national trauma system and select and prioritize future projects for the Timor Foundation to focus on. more...
∗∗∗11.07.2017 / Experiences teaching and working in Timor-Leste
Written by Konstantin Kern
During my time in Timor-Leste I stayed at the East Timor Development Agency (ETDA), a training center that focuses on English language studies, hospitality and tourism schooling and other business skills. First off I would like to give my thanks to the staff at the ETDA, who welcomed me with open arms and made my stay all the more enjoyable. Over the time of my stay I also taught two english courses here — Intermediate English and English for Tourism — and even though I hadn’t expected to be teaching English in Timor-Leste at all, I have to say that it was a wonderful experience. more...
∗∗∗22.06.2017 / Impressions from an Intern
Written by Konstantin Kern
When I told my friends that I would be going to Timor-Leste for two months to work for an NGO all of them asked me the same two questions: “Where is Timor-Leste?” instantly followed by “why go there?” Well, I can’t name just one reason, but after graduating with my bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim, I knew that before continuing my studies I had to get out of my comfort zone and do something new. I had to do something meaningful and finally put all that theoretical knowledge to good use. Having grown up in the United States and Germany and having had plenty of opportunity to travel in my childhood, I’ve always been eager to discover new places. Needless to say, when I found out about the Timor Foundation and its engagement here, I was instantly hooked. more...