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Mike Winkler

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  1. A quick update. Cristina has sent through some photos from the new school site at Palapasso, Dili. Cristina says they have engaged students, parents and staff members in a concerted clean-up campaign and are working on all aspects of making the new school site habitable with a view to shifting classes there within the next few months. Please note that Cristina is the taller woman in a white shirt. Her partner and school co-director Cesar is in the blue and white striped tshirt. Thank you.
  2. Funding Proposal: St Anthony’s International School, Dili THE SCHOOL: St Anthony’s International School (SAIS) in Dili is a non-denominational independent school wholly managed and operated by Timorese, dedicated to providing education that will enable students to study, work and lead at an international level in the future. The school currently has an enrolment of 70 students from Playgroup to Year Six. Most students speak between two and four languages, but all instruction is in English – the international language of business and politics. The school uses a modified Australia
  3. Hi Colleen, Many thanks for your generous donation. I will send you an email about a school visit - it is amazing to see them in action! All best to you and the 2/2, Mike
  4. Enormous thanks to the 2/2 Committee member who just made a most generous donation. I have been in touch with Cristina and Cesar, and they want me to pass on their heartfelt gratitude. A reminder that if you are in Dili and would like to visit the school - to see a fine example of Timorese trying to take the next step towards a self-directed future - we can organise this for you. All best to all members of the 2/2, Mike Winkler (mike@aisnt.asn.au)
  5. I work for an education organisation in the NT. For the past two years we have had a relationship with a new school in Dili, St Anthony’s International School (SAIS). SAIS was founded by Cristina Costa Ribeiro and Cesar Dias Quintas. Cristina works for TradeInvest and has an MBA from Charles Darwin Uni; Cesar was one of Xanana’s bodyguards in the late 80s and 1990s, and is the son of the Liurai of Los Palos who was killed in 1999. They are inspiring people. Their philosophy is that the only way forward for Timor-Leste is to develop young people capable of working at high level jobs – in p
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