THE EMERGE FOUNDATION
Our recent fundraising for our teaching program has achieved remarkable results. 30 new scholarships were awarded recently. This brings our total to 515 Bachelor of Teaching graduates and 17 recipients of a Master's Degree from our teacher's college in Baucau.
It is said that "it takes a village to raise a child". Imagine these same children returning to their villages to enrich the communities they left. We are now seeing a national education framework for the first time thanks to your generosity.
Educating the children of East Timor
The illiteracy rate of 60% is one of the highest in the world
Education is the road to economic development. It empowers people and strengthens nations. It is a powerful equaliser, opening doors to all, to lift themselves out of poverty. For the country, it creates a dynamic workforce of well-informed citizens to drive economic prosperity.
Healing the people of East Timor through Barefoot Nursing
Barefoot Nursing is a grassroots program to raise the standard of healthcare throughout the country
The Emerge Foundation is now focusing on producing graduate nurses for the Barefoot Program. Students receive a Diploma of Nursing that enables them to bring much-needed assistance in the area of community health and midwifery. This year will see 90 villages with access to healthcare representing most of the country. Infant mortality rates are high due to poverty and neglect. 41% of people live on less than 60 cents a day. Barefoot Nursing aims to eliminate these dire health circumstances, most of which is endure by women and children.
Caring for the young people of East Timor
The Youth-in-Sport program now extends to 32 schools with 40 coaches and more than 2000 children participating
With 50% of the population under 18 years, it is not unusual for the less fortunate to feel isolated and disengaged. Youth-in-Sport seeks to help children realise their sporting dreams providing coaching, equipment, and facilities. Most importantly, our goal is to build a sense of self-worth, teamwork, self-confidence and fair play.
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