First Language First

First Language First

This project is a collaboration between Many Hands International and partners, Kids Own Publishing (www.kidsownpublishing.com), who are providing the expertise re community publishing, Alola Foundation, who are leading the project on the ground (www.alolafoundation.org) and the Ministry of Education, and funded by AusAID and World Vision. A series of children’s books are being created in participatory projects in local communities, then published in a number of community languages and...

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Lospalos Cultural Festival

Lospalos Cultural Festival

Many Hands International, in collaboration with the National Directorate of Culture and the local community in Lospalos area are developing a cultural festival for Lospalos region to be staged in February 2013.   The festival will feature local and visiting performers, local crafts and cuisine and will provide community members and visitors with an enjoyable and valued experience of Fataluku culture.   contact: Kim.dunphy@manyhands.org.au www.manyhands.org.au +670 7799...

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Supporting Traditional Culture and Sustainable Livelihoods through Music and Dance

Supporting Traditional Culture and Sustainable Livelihoods through Music and Dance

This project seeks to preserve and promote Timorese culture, especially traditional music and dance in District Ainaro, via a number of activities including a pilot training program to teach young people how to make traditional music instruments and programs to teach traditional music and dance in primary schools in sub-district Ainaro.  The project is being implemented by local NGO Haburas Timor in partnership with Many Hands International, community leaders in Ainaro and with assistance from...

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Centre for Traditional and Contemporary Arts and Culture

Centre for Traditional and Contemporary Arts and Culture

Many Hands International, in collaboration with the National Directorate of Culture and the local community in Lospalos area, are developing a Centre for Traditional and Contemporary Arts and Culture that will function as a resource for the local community and a tourist attraction. Stage 1 of the building redevelopment project will begin in July 2012. contact: Kim Dunphy Kim.dunphy@manyhands.org.au www.manyhands.org.au +670 7799...

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