Our Computer Education project strived to enhance educational opportunities for international communities in need with a special emphasis on girls. Rotarians Tammy Chu and Anna Barletta have completed the implementation and training in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Education remains a key component for creating a better future. This project focuses on a sustainable implementation of educational computers using them as teaching tools. With tailored curriculums, we provide a unique learning opportunity for girls and boys.
As our Club’s International project for the 2016-2017 Rotary year, the Rotary Club of North Sydney, Rotary Club of Blackheath, and World Computer Exchange collaborated to deliver computer education to the Learning Centre for Youth (Sentru Formasaun ba Juventude no Communidade) in Dili, Timor-Leste. This facility is for the Timorese youth and community designed to develop skills, character and leadership and to build strong social foundations and to foster a safe environment.
The project was completed in early February 2017 and included implementing and training local Timorese teachers on 12 fully refurbished laptops and creating a robust curriculum on Basic English.
The educational content included an internationally accredited TESOL program by The Centre for People Development (CPD) and several educational applications ranging from learning computer basics (keyboard, mouse) to developing English and math skills.  The project was co-managed by Tammy Chu and Anna Barletta.
Click here for more information on how you can help the Sentru Formasaun ba Juventude no Communidade.
Many thanks to the people and organizations who made this effort possible particularly:
  • Tim Anderson, Pam Cooley, and Jack O’Donnell from World Computer Exchange  
  • Jeremy Brennan, Denis Booth, John Taylor, Samantha Lee, and Jiji Lee from Rotary Club of North Sydney
  • The Lee Family, Fern Valley Ranch
  • Libby Bleakley from Rotary Club of Blackheath and Sentru Formasaun
  • Basilio P Da Costa (Dede) from Sentru Formasaun
  • Phill Isaacs from Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise
  • Simon Krieg from The Centre for People Development
  • Sue O’Neil from Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)
This project was managed by Tammy Chu. For more details, please contact Samantha Lee or feel free to contact Our Club.