Alola Foundation Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner was organized with a purpose of celebrating and promoting the work of Alola Foundation among the local business community. It was also a successful strategy to promote local philanthropy and give local business owners an opportunity to contribute to programs on education, health, economic development and advocacy related to women of Timor-Leste and their families.
For more photos from the Gala Dinner, please view the slide show here
For the Gala Dinner video, please scroll down on this page or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDdLq-ri2x0
Alola 2009 Christmas Fair
In December, Alola held their Annual Christmas Fair at the main Alola office. The Christmas Fair involved women groups from different districts to sell their local products based on their cultural area products (for exmaple, tais textiles were created based on their uniqie district style) . Prior to the event, the groups were given a training session on how to attract consumers. They all felt happy with the Christmas Fair, because they were able to support their incomes and have their products recognized. The event included traditional dancing and natural dye demonstrations.
The Christmas Fair was not only for parents to come and sell their products but also for their children who came along with their parents to participate in educational activities prepared by the Alola Education Team. The activities included story reading, painting, singing and outdoor games. The total of children who participated in educational activities were 150 children with 3 youth volunteers from Caicoli community and facilitated by the Education Team.
Alola Strategy Planning 2010-2014
A strategic planning exercise was held in November 2009 to further develop the issues identified during the strategic planning session of the Board and management of Fundasaun Alola held in Dare in September 2008. The strategic planning was facilitated by an international consultant, Mr. Methodius Kusumahadi. The strategic planning resulted in the development of a framework for the organisation’s Five Year Strategic Plan, outlining the direction of Fundasaun Alola’s programs in the coming 5 years. The exercise reinforced Fundasaun Alola’s capacity to successfully work together to formulate a substantial strategic plan, with a new statement of the organisation’s vision, mission and program strategies. We also used this opportunity to welcome the 13 District Support Workers who joined Fundasaun Alola as field officers in 2010. The strategic planning was attended by 45 staff members including District Support Workers and the representatives of Mother Support Groups from 9 districts. For more information, please view the complete report (PDF).
The Art of Futus: From Dark to Light
Exhibiton at Casa Europa, July 1st - 31st August 2009
An exhibition of pieces from the Fundasaun Alola and Timor Aid Collections of Timorese woven cloth.
Catalog can be downloaded here