We believe that children are the future of the nation and education is the key to grow and mould the next generation. Hence, 100% profits from the sale of Really Good Coffee will go towards supporting educational causes in Timor Leste.
2017- Contributing to the building fund for St Paul Methodist School in Timor Leste
In 2017 we contributed towards the building fund* for a Methodist school in Dili, Timor Leste set up by the Methodist Missions Society.
The Methodist School in Dili Timor Leste will give the Timorese children access to good education, shaping and preparing them to be future leaders of this young nation. The school will provide education of Singapore standards in a Christian environment, with English being the main teaching language. Portuguese and local language, Tetum, will be taught as mother tongues. School facilities will include a chapel, multi-purpose hall, classrooms and boarding facilities. The school aim to take in 700 students in kindergarten through grade 12, with future expansion to 1200 students. Construction is expected to be completed by 2020.
*Profits from sale of Really Good Coffee were donated to The Methodist Missions Society General Administrative fund for the school building project.
2018- Supporting 3 Students from Coffee Growing Regions in Letefoho to go on the Student Sponsorship Scheme (Residential Stay at Sundermeier Home, Gleno)
Timor Leste is made up of 13 districts, many of them are with mountainous terrain. Students in some of these districts can take 2-3 hours to walk to school each day if their houses are deep in the mountains. They set off by foot before the sun is up and walk home under the hot sun after school, spending 4-6 hours each day just on traveling. Sometimes, school gets cancelled due to teachers absence, wasting the time the students spend on traveling.
Sundermeier Home in Gleno, Emera District, Timor Leste
Sundermeier Home was set up in Gleno, capital of the Ermera district, to offer residential stay for high school students in the district. Located just 10mins away from the school, students can save their time and energy and spend it in a more fruitful way learning new knowledge and skills, or simply resting. In the home, the students also get holistic development mentally, socially and spiritually. It is a nurturing, safe and loving environment for the students to spend their formative teenage years.
Really Good Goods will be sponsoring 3 high school students from the coffee growing region of Letefoho for a 3-years residential stay in Sundermeier Home*.
*Administered through the Student Sponsorship Scheme (residential, Sundermeier Home in Timor Leste) by Methodist Missions Society Singapore