The students and adults heading to Timor-Leste for the 2019 Margaret River Leavers Experience are preparing to leave town on December 1 for their annual visit to the country.
According to Margaret River Rotary's Lynne Warren, the team of 13 Margaret River Senior High School students will head to Dili along with three adult supervisors.
"This year the group will work at The Good Crocodile Foundation, in the village of Triloka, near Baucau, which is 140 kilometres east of Dili.
The Good Crocodile Foundation is a non-profit community development organisation started by a small group of Timorese leaders in February 2005, to establish a child health and maternity clinic specifically focused on the under-served rural areas in Timor-Leste.- Lynne Warren
"The Foundation is a non-profit community development organisation started by a small group of Timorese leaders in February 2005, to establish a child health and maternity clinic specifically focused on the under-served rural areas in Timor-Leste.
"The Foundation works with the poor in these areas to build on strengths already within the community to help families improve their quality of life.
The Leavers Group program this year will centre on modifying and improving the training centre which is used for clinics and training, and they also plan to install a playground for the local primary school."
Mrs Warren said fundraising and community support was a year-round project.
"In appreciation for generous contributions from the Lions Clubs of Margaret River and Cowaramup, students assist at the Lions Garage Sale and provided assistance at the DejaMoo," she said.
"Leeuwin Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Margaret River contribute significant amounts towards the trip and we conduct two wood raffles to raise funds for much-needed medical supplies and other goods for the clinic."
For further information or to discuss donations, contact Lynne on 0408 928 482.
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