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By Jesuits in Timor-Leste (JCAP)
Mar 11th, 2016

A school is only as good as its faculty, and recognizing the truth in this, the formation and training of the teachers in Colégio de Santo Inácio de Loiolá (CSIL) began even before the school opened its doors. This emphasis on teacher formation and training continues as the secondary school begins its first year of senior high school classes, its fourth year of student intake. Well-qualified teachers, especially secondary school teachers, are in short supply in Timor-Leste. It is the reason why the Jesuit education project comprises both a secondary school (CSIL) and a teacher education institute, Instituto São João de Brito which begins operations this year with an intake largely composed of candidates to the Society of Jesus.

Timor L'Este 3So the teachers in CSIL are a special group that we want to nurture – for their personal growth and for their contribution to Timor-Leste’s growth as the country works to build itself up after centuries of colonization and occupation. Every teacher in CSIL touches the lives of 140 to 200 students every year. Our teachers are committed to their vocation of teaching, and they remain so despite the challenges. (To read the full newsletter article, please click here).

The Jesuits in Timor-Leste rely on the generous support of our friends, benefactors and collaborators to carry out our work in the service of faith and promotion of justice. Through a regular newsletter we share with you news and updates of our many projects and activities, particularly those for which we need your continued support. These include the education project in Kasait, the Railaco mission, and the community projects initiated by Jesuit Social Service. If you wish to know more about or support our work, please email: etr.development@gmail.com or visit our website.

Where is Projeto Educação Jesuíta now?

We show you in this video where we are at with our secondary school, Colégio de Santo Inácio de Loiola, and with our teacher education institute, Instituto São João de Brito. You will also hear from some of the first students in Colégio de Santo Inácio de Loiola, who started three years ago in Year 7 and are now in Year 10.