East Timor Solidarity Journeys

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East Timor Solidarity Journeys: Bookings available for school, community and business groups during school holidays in 2019/20

Easter break
June / July
September / October
December / January


Purpose of the Journey

The purpose of this journey is to gain insights into the realities of life for our poorest neighbours in both village and urban contexts as well as to witness the work of the Church as it meets the material, pastoral and spiritual needs of the communities served by its presence.  The journey will include opportunities to visit church orphanages, schools, health clinics and training centres as well as briefings with key church personnel involved in delivering a range of services and programs.  A core element of the journey, the immersion experience, will be to travel to the remote and isolated village of Soibada, sister parish of St Mary’s Coomera to engage with local people in a village context to experience life as they live it.

Contact us  for more information about this and other immersion programs.

Draft Itinerary

Day 1 Brisbane to Darwin
Day 2 Final Pre-departure Briefing in Darwin; Darwin to Dili
Day 3 Dominican Orphanage Bidau; Reception Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CAVR); Santa Cruz cemetery; Cristo Rei; Beach
Day 4 Dominican Orphanage; Bairo Pite Health Clinic; Luta Hamutuk.  Dili to Baucau: Hosted by Diocesan Youth Commission
Day 5 Baucau: Cannossian Training Centre; Marist Teachers College; Leprosy Clinic
Day 6 Travel to remote parish of Soibada: Orphanage; Aitara
Day 7 Remote Village immersion (Bubu Fahi)
Day 8 Bubu Fahi Village immersion
Day 9 Return to Soibada; rest and reflection
Day 10 School and Health Clinic visits; return to Baucau
Day 11 Baucau: Visits to Church and NGO programs
Day 12 Baucau: Rest and reflection; Baucau youth farewell celebration
Day 13 Baucau to Dili: Timor Lodge
Day 14 Dili – Darwin – Brisbane