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.
Dec 7, 2016

Transforming Lives

NZ Ambassador visits with students
NZ Ambassador visits with students

With your support this year Ba Futuru's Early Childhood Facility was able to provide 16 low-income children with a free high-quality preschool education through an enriching and stimulating learning environment. Assisting children in early childhood, the most important stage of development for brain growth, builds the foundation for their success in life. 

Thank you for helping us to transform the lives of these children!

This holiday season are you seeking to give an ethical gift that creates positive change in Timor-Leste in 2017 and beyond?

This Christmas, you can give the gift of empowerment to a Timorese child, by purchasing a Gift Certificate for your colleagues, family and friends.

Wishing you joy!

Warmest regards,

Dec 6, 2016

Skate workshops and competition

Sports competition
Sports competition

In October young skaters at Ba Futuru’s Peace Center received an exciting visit from Hannah Illingworth from the City of Darwin's Youth Advisory Committee.

Hannah, an avid skateboarder, delivered several workshops in skateboarding at the Ba Futuru skatepark, with one workshop specifically for young girls. This was particularly exciting as Hannah was the first female skateboarder to visit Ba Futuru. Hannah brought lots of gear from friends in Darwin to share with the young skaters.

Hannah also collaborated with local artists in street art workshops that culminated in  mural at Ba Futuru.

This month hundreds of young people have been gathering at Ba Futuru’s skatepark, soccer pitch and volley ball court for sporting fun and competitions.

Thank you for helping us to transform the lives of young Timorese!

This holiday season are you seeking to give an ethical gift that creates hope and true change in Timor-Leste in 2017 and beyond? 

This Christmas, you can give the gift of empowerment to a Timorese young person, by purchasing a Ba Futuru Gift Certificate for your colleagues, family and friends.  

Volleyball
Volleyball
Skating
Skating
Hannah workshop
Hannah workshop
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.

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