Timor Leste Project Co-ordination – District Liaison

The Rotary Club of Dili in Timor Leste, a part of District 9550

is a very dynamic club with a great number of projects underway often with the assistance of RAWCS or visiting clubs on the ground. They welcome projects but as always, resources and co-ordination with Government developments is necessary.

Project Manager in Dili

Daryl Mills is the paid RAWCS Rotary Timor Leste Liaison Officer in Dili with a heavy practical workload on the ground. There are potentially a large number of projects available in Timor Leste and indeed a very great number of projects offered up by clubs from Australia and around the world. He is also Secretary of Dili Club;  Secretarydilli@d9550rotary.org.au

 Project Co-ordinator for Timor Leste projects

District Governor Tony Goddard has appointed Mr Jeff Crofts PDG, a distinguished professional engineer long experienced in community development, as a project co-ordinator for Timor Leste projects to assist in identifying and prioritising, and high level liaison on those projects. Chat to Jeff at 0412 930 441 or from outside Australia +61 412 930 441.. jcrofts@bigpond.net.au

Some Projects in Timor Leste

– Farol kindergarten

TL Farol Kindergarten

Support for the development of kindergartens in Timor Leste is a major priority for the education system within the country. A number of kindergarten projects are underway or in the pipeline and there was strong desire expressed by District Conference delegates to support these projects.


To this end, the Timor Leste Kindergarten Development Program has been registered by the Rotary Club of Dili as RAWCS Project 66 – 2012 – 13 , with funds donated to be expended as determined by Rotary Timor Leste Liaison Officer Daryl Mills and the Rotary Club of Dili to meet the specific priorities and requirements at any particular time.

Daryl Mills and Jeff Crofts


Daryl Mills and Jeff Crofts on site

Village Water supply projects, Toilet blocks and Kitchens in schools are popular projects









School Books MUST be in accord with the local sylabus.








School room refurbishment and new toilet block, Fatuhada






Among the initial kindergarten projects to be supported under this fund will be the restoration of the ruined Palapaso kindergarten in Dili to operate as a training kindergarten, with a projected budget requirement of $90,000 to $100 000.


DAtarema Suspension Bridge


International Clubs have made a contribution for example the Datarema Suspension Bridge completed by Boulder Valley Rotary Club of D5450, USA at Alieu on the plateau above Dili on the road to Maubisse.


Datarema Suspension Bridge