Over 30 students from Australian Radford College will have study visit to Timor-Leste

Over 30 students from Australian Radford College will have study visit to Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste's Ambassador to Australia, Ines Almeida (Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, 08 september 2023 (TATOLI)- Timor-Leste Ambassador to Australia, Inês Almeida reported that 30 Radford College students from Australia will undertake an exposure visit to Timor-Leste in 2024.

“Tickets for 30 students have been booked for next year (2024), and visits for this year have also been held for ten days, we hope to greet more students next year,” explained Inês Almeida to Tatoli online.

The diplomat said that in the middle of this year, from June 20 to June 30 to be precise, 24 Radford College students from Australia in grades 11 and 12 had made an exposure visit/study visit to Timor-Leste.

She said that last Thursday, students and teacher representatives from Radford College held a meeting with Timor-Leste’s Embassy to discuss the various experiences they had gained during 10 days in Timor-Leste.

“They shared their once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the children at Kantina Matak, students at AHHA school, Same, including a snorkeling adventure in Atauro. “The hospitality and generosity of the local community really touched their hearts,” he said.

Additionally, the students visited CHEGA, the Resistance Museum to learn about the recent history of Timor Leste and of course the Fatunaba Dare WW2 (2nd World War) and Memorial Museum – TL’s shared history with Australia.

“We are inspired by your commitment to continue your support, deepening human connections. “Exchanges like this are very important for our young and developing country,” said Ambassador Inês to the Radford College Australia students.

He thanked the students and teachers of Radford College for standing with their closest neighbors and ensuring a long-lasting friendship between the two countries.

Study visits are organized so that students living in one place can visit other locations to observe and learn from other community development activities.

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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