Schools in timor villages
Location: Luro, Timor-Leste, Asia - South EastIn June 2009, two teachers (Antranik and myself) and a local Timorese university student stayed in Luro, a sub-district of Lautem which is the most eastern district of Timor-Leste. We stayed for 3 nights and visited two schools there while becoming acquainted with the local culture and daily-lifestyle.
Buanomor Primary School - Made of bamboo and corrugated iron. No floors or windows. 160 students attend this school 6 days a week (all morning shift). 4 FT teachers with 2 volunteers.
Buanomor PS students on a school day
The partition between two classrooms
Staff room with Buanomor staff, Antranik and myself. The principal is Manwell Periera who is wearing a yellow shirt and is standing to the back
Friendship House crew - Unknown lady, Antranik, Helena, Chris, Deo, Leopoldo (front).
Staff room with Luro staff, Antranik and myself. The principal is Phillipe Soares who is wearing the horizontally striped shirt.
The Grade 2 classroom at Luro PS. A total of 3 chairs, 0 tables and one blackboard.
The World Food Program donates food to most schools in TImor-Leste. Here students are being served rice with red beans and supa-me noodles.
Luro Primary School - 260 students attend this school 6 days a week. Grades 1,2 and 6 do the morning shift while 3,4 and 5 do the afternoons.
The only tailor in Luro can help with the uniform project if she could train more tailors and have access to more sewing machines and material.
Buanomor PS students
Lunchtime at Buanomor PS