East Timor Solidarity Journey

Bookings are available for school, community and business groups during the school holidays.

Easter Break
June / July
September / October
December / January

Purpose of this 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.
Here we will engage with local people in a village context to experience life as they live it.

East Timor Solidarity Journey
East Timor Solidarity Journey

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

Please contact us for more information about this or any other of our Immersion Programs.

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Tel   0400 417 988

The Immersion Programs Coordinator
Global Grassroots Connections
PO Box 786, Helensvale QLD 4212

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