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11.07.2017  /  Experiences teaching and working in Timor-Leste

Written by Konstantin Kern more...

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22.06.2017  /  Impressions from an Intern

Written by Konstantin Kern more...

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18.06.2017  /  Protocol of the Primary School, Lacau, Lete-Foho

Written by Konstantin Kern

The Lacau Primary School in the Lete-Foho subdistrict of Ermera, Timor-Leste is located in one of the most remote places imaginable — on a lonely mountainside facing into a deep valley, with only a weathered dirt road connecting it to the surrounding encampments (calling them villages would be an overstatement). Lete-Foho is the closest village to the school, but even driving by car it takes a good 45 minutes to reach it.  more...

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07.06.2017  /  Water installation EDTA (East Timor Development Agency)

Written by Timor Foundation

A further step in the direction of a Timor Leste with clean water is done.
This spring EDTA got a donation of water filters produced by Trunz Watere Systems. With the aid of this filters the whole compound is appointed with clean drinking water. 

After 2 months of active use by the staff and customers, the water from the filters has been highly praised for it's qualities and besides the water expenses has been significantly reduced. The customers and staff are really happy with the water quality. more...

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12.04.2017  /  Impressions of Timor-Leste from a young Swiss girl - March 2017

Written by Anika Schindel

If you believe in the legend, Timor-Leste is the result between the friendship of a crocodile and a little boy. After travelling the oceans for years, the crocodile said to the boy, "Brother, we have travelled for a long time. But now the time has come for me to die. In memory of your kindness, I will turn myself into a beautiful island, where you and your children can live." As the crocodile died, he grew and grew, and his rigid back became the mountains and his scales the hills of Timor.
As impressive as this legend is, so has the history of Timor-Leste been. In 2002, after years of Indonesian occupation, Timor-Leste finally became the first new sovereign state in the 21th century. And if you haven't heard something about this young country, I hope you will keep it in mind after my following words: more...

Dr. José Ramos-Horta

Dr. José Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President of the Timor Foundation

Dr. José Ramos-Horta is the former President of East Timor, and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the peaceful independence of his country. 
‪Biography‬ Dr. Ramos-Horta (Video)
He is a co-founder of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council, the first non-state, non-governmental organisation involving (former) Heads of State in diplomatic efforts to diffuse conflict in Asia. He was the UN envoy to Guinea-Bissau acting as the Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau. Ramos-Horta currently serves as the President of the Independent Panel for Peace Operations created by the UN Secretary-General last October, having started his duties in late November 2014. He received honorary degrees from universities in Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Philippines, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the US. more...


Our Projects

Drinking Water Treatment Project

Clean portable water has absolute priority for every living human being and has a direct effect on the quality of life. Hence the Timor Foundation engages in water projects, which allow people in East-Timor to get unrestricted access to clean water. more...


Hospitals

Medical care needs further improvement in Timor-Leste. Therefore the Timor Foundation will support appropriate projects improving access to and quality of services. more...


Vocational Education and Training in Hospitality and Tourism

A continuous development of tourism is only possible with good education in the tourism-  and hotel industry. The quality of services reflects  on the future growth of the tourism industry in East-Timor. more...


Diagnostic Centre

The Timor Foundation is working to support a Diagnosis Centre by providing the existing medical professionals with training and education abroad. With the above mentioned projects the Timor Foundation supports an improved medical supply. Help which the country desperately needs. more...







Our Partners

Canossa Institute Dili

The school of the Canossa Institute offers a high quality school education for all ages. The basis for a continuing training and education in future jobs. more...


Father Locatelli Polytechnic School

The polytechnic school of Father Locatelli offers a sustainable education for all manual areas and technical jobs. Another necessity for continued training in future jobs. more...


SCOPE ASIA Timor

The work of SCOPE ASIA focuses on the development of smart solutions for major infrastructure challenges in Asia. We support European and Asian companies in understanding the real challenges and local requirements in Asia, integrating their expertise, products and services into business ecosystems. more...


Timor Plaza Hotel & Apartment

Timor Hotel is an international standard business hotel equipped with modern amenities including conference facility, located in Dili Central close to major businesses and retail establishment. It also features Panorama Restaurant & Sky Bar which offer exquisite wine and dine experience coupled with beautiful panoramic ocean and mountain views. more...


hotelleriesuisse

Swiss Hospitality Academy, managed by the owner Beat R. Wicki is acompany, focusing on providing educational projects from vocational up to degree level especially in hospitality and tourism sector. Looking back on more than 20 years of experience in nearly all parts of the world Swiss Hospitality Academy is a powerful partner to establish pragmatically solutions according to the excellence of Swiss vocational training principles. more...


Asia Connect Center

The ASIA CONNECT Center-HSG serves as platform for experts from within and outside the University of St.Gallen. It supports the internationalization efforts of Swiss and European companies towards Asia.The University of St. Gallen now supports the Timor Foundation with their knowledge and experience in this area. more...


St.GallenBodenseeArea

The organisation St.GallenBodenseeArea promotes the region internationally and provides relocation support for the St.Gallen Bodensee Area, which is the third largest economic region in Switzerland with a catchment area covering 2 million people. more...


Trunz AG Steinach

The Trunz AG is an innovative Swiss company that has made a name for themselves in the field of environmental technology. As a project partner for water projects Trunz AG is a valuable and important partner in health, water supply, education and training for the Timor Foundation. more...


Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is one of the most awarded airlines worldwide. In 1972, the year of its foundation, the company’s fleet consisted of 10 aircraft flying to 22 cities in 18 countries most of which located in Asia. Today, Singapore Airlines operates a modern fleet of more than 100 passenger aircraft. more...


Shunyata Villas Bali

The award-winning private eco-luxury resort of the Shunyata Villas Bali is located on a cliff top at the east coast of the island. Far away from mass tourism and the urban rush, this exclusive wellness & nature boutique resort not only offers high-class accommodation in harmony with nature but also engages in social and environmental projects in the village of Seraya. more...


XpandFoundation

The xpand Foundation is committed to an inclusive society that values the sustainable livelihood and happiness of every individual. We create and support enterprises that encourage social inclusion of disadvantaged people to build their social and economic participation in a society committed to a green future in the digital age. more...