Expansion of learning spaces

Key statistics

The Salesian Sisters established a primary school in Dili in 1998. It was the first Catholic primary school founded in the area. Known locally as Eskola Primaria Katolika Maria Auxiliadora, the Maria Auxiliadora Catholic Primary School has over 1,000 students.

of schools in the country were lost by 2001 during Indonesia's rule
people will be supported by this project (at least)
project duration
1 yr

About the project

This project seeks to renovate and add to the school’s current facilities.

The school gymnasium is used as a gathering place for assembly, however, it can no longer accommodate all the students since a recent influx of enrolments. Renovation of this building will also provide a more spacious venue for the students to play and do their free time activities particularly during rainy season.

The school library is also in need of an overhaul so the facilities are conducive to student learning and provide storage for resources. The teachers at the school also require space suited to preparing lessons, discussing schoolwork, and rest.

“We aim to provide a safe and more conducive place for both the students and the teachers for all the teaching and learning activities they do the whole year through.”

Sr Alma Castagna
Provincial of the Salesian Sisters in Timor-Leste and Indonesia

Your support can help:

  • Construct a multipurpose hall to be used for assembly and student activities
  • Renovate the school library to accommodate more students and resources
  • Create a gymnasium space for students to safely do physical activities
  • Create a relaxing space for teachers and staff to take time to plan lessons and discuss schoolwork
  • Add to the holistic learning provided to students by the school.

If you'd like to learn more please contact your local Catholic Mission representative.