Timor Leste To Gain 50 New Teachers
Students gather with great enthusiasm outside ICFP before a class.
December each year brings news of young Teachers graduating from the Catholic Teachers’ College in Baucau, Timor-Leste. This year we received news that the entire class of final year students successfully passed their exams in order to graduated as fully qualified teachers. Their lecturers are delighted, as it means that the teaching and learning during the past semester has been excellent. It is testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of both lecturers and students.
2013 East Timor – March Conor – 212Students finished their studies at the beginning of November and will be back for their graduation on 21st February, 2015, before starting their professional careers. 48 of the 52 final year students are being contacted in order to start employment in Timorese schools next year. The other 4 students will be either studying overseas or have already found positions. Since being established ICFP has provided over 400 fully qualified teachers for Timor-Leste. These young professionals are really starting to make an impact on the education of young people in Timor-Leste!
To celebrate the end of the year the final year students held a wonderful farewell on the day after the last exams. There were speeches, entertainment and of course, lots of tears as they said goodbye. Without the support of so many donors and supporting agencies none of this would be possible.
We at Marist Solidarity and all members of the ICFP community would like to thank all supporters of ICFP and it’s students. We know that this committed network will continue to grow and support the college’s work to enhance the education opportunities of young people in Timor-Leste.
Finally, the ICFP community, it’s staff and students, would like to wish all of their supporters a happy and peaceful Christmas