The KIM Foundation International and Save the Children

Status: Complete

Country: East Timor

Start: 2001


To develop child protection and psycho-social programs in East Timor. To rebuild the education system, to promote healing, and to increase social integration.


Context: When East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999, violence and destruction besieged this small territory. Up to 60% of the country’s population fled their homes. More than 100,000 children and their families were in desperate need of safe shelter to escape violence.

Assistance: The KIM Foundation International and Save the Children have developed a program to reach the 100,000 children in their communities. The program helps children recover from conflict, provides structure and positive activities for children and youth, and establishes community centers to provide safe spaces where parents can support each other and participate in planning measures to meet their children’s needs.

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