Ba Futuru / For the Future

To contribute to peace-building and sustainable human development by facilitating the psychosocial recovery of conflict-affected, vulnerable and at-risk children and youth, and by developing the knowledge, skills and values of community leaders, young people and their care-givers in the areas of human rights, children's rights, child protection and non-violent conflict transformation.
Sep 7, 2016

Dili Skateboarders on the go again!

Ola skating
Ola skating

Thanks to Ba Futuru supporters, Timorese kids in Dili have new boards, helmets and pads for skating! 

Girls and boys are super excited to get back into skating each week. We have older more experienced youth volunteering to help the younger ones get going and use safety equipment. Ba Futuru started the skatepark in 2007 and thus some of these kids have been skating since they could walk.

If more gear is to come, they could use some smaller helmets, shade sails and lights for skating at night, but most of all they would love for some skaters to come over to help them train.

wow
wow

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Sep 7, 2016

Back to School!

Bruno
Bruno

Preschool began again last week!

Thanks to Ba Futuru's supporters we now have increased our enrollment, and we have 15 low-income children attending our Early Childhood Facility free of charge (up from 10 last school year).

The boost to these children's education and development at this early stage, will reap benefits for them, their families and their communities into the future. Research shows that early childhood education has long-lasting positive effects on children’s all-round development, performance in school, relationships with others, and productivity well into adult life. 

Moreover, this school year we are welcoming Bruno Torres to Ba Futuru’s Preschool and After School Program as our international teacher and facility manager. Bruno has a Masters Degree in teaching with a focus on physical education. He specializes in motor skill and physical development and creating new challenges for kids through sport. Bruno has extensive experience working and living in Timor-Leste over the last three years, and we believe Bruno will make a great asset to our team of teachers at Ba Futuru. 

Please continue to support the children at Ba Futuru's preschool, and our work to prevent violence and increase positive educational outcomes across Timor-Leste!

students
students
lana
lana

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Jun 13, 2016

Success in life

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donate now

CONGRATULATIONS - You've helped to provide quality education to more than 30 children this last year, 10 of which have been able to attend for free due to your support.

The school year is ending and children are graduating from preschool with amazing new social and emotional skills, and they have developed the foundation for success in school and in life!

We have many additional low income kids from our community that would like to attend, please help make this possible with a donation today!

Paid spots in our summer camp bring in the majority of funds for low income children to attend our preschool, however this year registration is not as high as in past years, so now we need your help more than ever to bring education to children in one of the most impoverished countries in the world. 

SURPRISE – your donation can be matched!

Give on June 15 EDT 9 am onwards and Ba Futuru will receive bonus support from GlobalGiving.

Don't pass up this opportunity to help children succeed in life!

Thank you!

 
   

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