Giving all Luro Sub District children the chance to go to school and learn is vital !
FoL has also provided funding for traineeships for two men to attend Don Bosco Training Center at Comoro.
Since 2006 we have provided for full accommodation and education for students attending Years 10 to 12 at Senior Secondary schools.
In 2016 we are funding scholarships for seven students to attend senior secondary and two trainees to complete training courses at training centres
Since 2006 FoL has provided scholarships for up to 6 Students to attend Don Bosco Agricultural High School annually at Fuiloro for 3 years. The school provides residential facilities and scholarships pay for tuition and residential costs.
The students are selected by Suko (village) leaders. The students sit entrance exams. Past students have returned to their family farms, some have become church sisters and others have gone on to attend Universities.
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why is education facing challenges in Luro ?
Many younger Luro students find it hard to attend school in the wet season, when they have to walk long distances through mud and torrential rain.
Luro Parents do not always see the value in sending their kids to school if they are not learning and they can work in the field instead.
Luro Sub District Schools also lack the resources to make learning useful and fun.
The reasons are multiple.
There is a shortage of trained and dedicated teachers.
Where teachers are available, they can’t always speak the official languages of Tetum and Portuguese well.
Sometimes there are no school classrooms available for a full day attendance or classrooms are in disrepair.
Sometimes Luro students do not want to attend school because there is no water or toilets at the school.