2020 has been a challenging year so far but we’re inspired by the resourcefulness and resilience of the Balibo community. Here’s a link to our latest news. https://mailchi.mp/93ec478e49fd/balibo-house-trust-update-july-2020?e=7c81b55649&fbclid=IwAR0uMm9AXI6KbnqF9AKnqoojlYtmTu3cXrEQxumUGbflAYCaFMnQYADMAA4
Want to experience Balibo through the eyes of a local? Learn more about the community, cultural and natural highlights of the area by taking a walking tour with local guides! For more info and bookings see http://www.balibotrails.com/
The Trust in partnership with Rotary and Spend it Well has recently finished construction of a three classroom school at Belola – Pre school to Grade 2. Ready for the 2019 school year.IMG-20180930-WA0016
A regular water supply is always a challenge in Timor – we have finished installing a 196,000 water tank at the Balibo Fort to collect rainwater to be used for the hotel and the events centre and in future to be shared with the community.
Want to support the community of Balibo and the work of Balibo House Trust? Then visit Balibo and stay with our social enterprise partners Balibo Fort Hotel! This directly supports the activities of Balibo 5 Community Learning Centre, our dental clinic, kinder and many other important projects. Thank you Keith Nyberg, our...
The events centre at the Fort is now finished and open for bookings. It is a wonderful facility for conferences, staff retreats, private functions….
We held a very successful fundraiser for the school in Belola at Candela Nuevo in the heart of Melbourne. Hon Penny Wong was the guest speaker and we raised significant funds for the project.
His Excellency XANANA GUSMÃO accepts Honorary Doctorate and acknowledges Balibó House Trust Here is the text of His Excellency’s University of Melbourne Doctorate of Letters acceptance speech, attended by our Patron The Hon. Steve Bracks. Balibo House Trust is deeply honoured to be acknowledged in a speech which so eloquently addresses the importance of a strong...
Remembering the past, Working for the future Balibo tells the story of journalists sent to East Timor to report on Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor in 1975. BALIBO was described by The Age in its five star review as “Compelling, provocative and unashamedly political… an extraordinary film”. The evening is a unique opportunity to support the...
Our inaugural volunteer dentist Dr David Bladen gives the new Balibo Dental Clinic a final inspection before its launch tomorrow!