This year’s service learning adventure took them up Timor-Leste’s highest mountain, through rugged winding mountain passes and down to the country’s pristine dolphin filled waters at Atauro Island. Over 8 days, they were immersed in Timor-Leste’s turbulent history, ancient culture and unconventional politics of the youngest nation in Asia.
Students got down and dirty working on a Home Kitchen Garden Project – an initiative by HIAM Health.
Malnutrition Centre for Children
HIAM Health helps women and children suffering from malnutrition. It takes a holistic approach, rehabilitating children suffering from malnutrition in addition to educating families and communities about proper nutrition. The Home Kitchen Garden Project seeks to provide families with balanced meals and an additional source of income.
Under the clear blue skies and scorching timorese sun, the group spent their last day snorkelling and exploring indigenous communities on Atauro Island before being escorted back to the main island by pods of dolphins through the Wetar Strait.
Janna Louise Augustin
Mao Huan Huang
Siddhanth Iyer Sequeira
" Our trip to Timor-Leste was definitely