Empowering teachers in TIMOR-LESTE

A volunteer project that will impact 28 local teachers, 153 early childhood education students (3, 4, 5 years old), 254 primary education students (6 to 9 years old) and 86 teaching students.

Gleno (Timor Leste)

Timor Leste is the poorest country in Southeast Asia and one of the poorest in the world. During the 1999 conflict in Timor Leste much of the existing infrastructure was destroyed, including the destruction of schools 80%. Half of the population is under 18 years of age and a third of its inhabitants are under 8 years of age. A 70% of Timorese children between the ages of 3 and 5 are ineligible for their right to education and this has a permanent impact on their ability to develop to their full potential. This particularly affects girls.

One of the most pressing needs in Timor-Leste today is teacher training. It has been estimated that more than 23% of teachers do not have a teaching qualification, 61% have a partial qualification, and only 11% have a tertiary qualification in education.

This project seeks to address the key challenges of the Timor-Leste education system, focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning through training in digital skills, emotional intelligence and active methodologies. The program aims to promote the development of 21st century skills, preparing educators to integrate innovative technologies and pedagogical practices in their classrooms. In doing so, it aims to close the digital divide and improve educational equity, contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction in one of the youngest and least developed nations in the world.


  • Development and implementation of training programs for teachers in digital skills, emotional intelligence and active methodologies by 12 international teachers prepared with the Nazareth global education model.
  • Development and implementation of training programs for teaching students on digital skills, global competence and critical and creative thinking.
  • Development and implementation of thematic workshops in collaboration with local teachers for students focused on 21st century skills such as critical thinking, digital competence and artistic skills.
  • Development and acquisition as well as distribution of educational material to support continuous learning and the application of new methodologies in the classroom.