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Trek for Timor

Various locations, Kangaroo Valley,

14 September 2019

The fifth fabulous Valley Trek will be hosted by the Kangaroo Valley Remexio Partnership ( KVRP). Teams of two to six participants can walk or run 50 kilometres, 36 kilometres or or enjoy a more leisurely day and choose the 14 kilometre option. Participants can get people to sponsor their efforts.

Education is a key to changing lives in Timor Leste, and this year's Trek is aimed at enabling young people from remote parts of Remexio and other remote regions in Timor Leste to get an education and to make a contribution to their communities and local and regional economies.

KVRP have completed the Remexio Solar Lighting Project with the funds raised in the 2009, 2011 and 2013 treks, and purchased a second student house in Dili to support young students wishing to gain a tertiary education with funds from the 2018 Trek. They are now seeking funds through their 2019 Trek to renovate the house in order to accommodate and recruit young people from remote villages to live and study, and provide living and education allowances. Funds will also be used to provide scholarships for young people to stay at school in the regions.