More than 100, 000 Timorese learn English with AHHA Education

More than 100, 000 Timorese learn English with AHHA Education

Ambassador of Malaysia to Timor-Leste, Amarjit Singh (Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, 31 march 2023 (TATOLI) – Since its establishment in 2006, in Timor-Leste, AHHA Education, a non-formal education NGO founded by Madenjit Singh from Malaysia, has provided English language training to more than 100,000 young Timorese across the country.

AHHA Education has a main center in Dili and has established a total of 48 branches in 13 municipalities, including the RAEOA.

With 48 branches throughout the country, making AHHA Education the largest international NGO operating in the country.

AHHA Education offers two types of English classes, including full-time classes in which students are required to stay in the hostel to learn English, while part-time classes give opportunities to young people to learn English for up to two hours, every day. 

Currently, AHHA Education delivers life-changing education to thousands of students on a daily basis, covering capacity building, empowerment, language training, social consciousness, practical skills, and computer literacy. 

By providing English classes for nearly 20 years, AHHA Education is considered one of the longest-serving international NGOs in Timor-Leste, contributing significantly to human resource development in the country.

In order to continue contributing to Timor-Leste’s Human Capital Development, the Malaysian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Amarjit Sarjit Singh, commits to cooperating with AHHA Education to see what more they can do to support the country in the education sector.

“The purpose of our visit here today is to see what is actually happening in this education center. Since I arrived almost a month ago, I was informed how this education center is run by a Malaysian NGO founded by a Malaysian national, called Madenjit Singh,” Ambassador Singh told TATOLI during his first visit to the AHHA Education center, in Dili. “Malaysia is committed to helping Timor-Leste, such as in education, which is considered as one of the most important sectors to be improved.”

Amarjit Sarjit Singh expressed his delight and deep appreciation for what has been done by AHHA Education in Timor-Leste through capacity building.

Ambassador Singh encouraged young Timorese to continue learning English to make their dream come true.

The Director of AHHA Education, Madenjit Singh appreciated Ambassador Singh’s visit, saying he will discuss with the Malaysian Embassy in Dili to explore any possible good ways to further support the development of education in the country by focusing on human resource development.

Founded in 2000, AHHA Education (SOLS) is one of the largest NGOs and non-formal education providers in Southeast Asia.



Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges


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