Improving Literacy, Numeracy + Learning

CARE has been operating in Timor-Leste since 1994. CARE works in all 13 municipalities and reaches 47°/o of Timorese households with our nationwide education, maternal health, disaster preparedness and rural livelihoods programming.


CARE’s programming, focused on education, sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s economic empowerment, life free from violence, humanitarian assistance, and food, nutrition and climate change resilience, reaches over102,000 people (45″/o women and girls) directly and over 560,000 people (49% women and girls) indirectly across Timor-Leste each year.


CARE International in Timor-Leste excels in education sector support and works to facilitate improved literacy, numeracy and learning. We have partnered closely with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as well as schools nationwide since 2002.


This work has centered on CARE’s long-term Lafaek Learning Media Project, which reaches school children, teachers and families nationwide through production of school-material learning magazines, strengthening of Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) community dialogues, direct teacher training, and capacity-building support of the Ministry of Education. Youth and Sports and local government.

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