A celebration of friendship

Students in Lolotoe enjoy lessons in the garden.
Students in Lolotoe enjoy lessons in the garden.

May 20, 2022 marks 20 years since East Timor (Timor Leste) gained independence.
Castlemaine has a special connection to the people of Timor Leste through the Friends of Lolotoe and the group will be celebrating this anniversary and relationship with a special exhibition at the Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer at the Castlemaine Library from May 16-20.
The Australian Timor Leste Friendship Network was established in 2009 and in the same year, Mount Alexander Shire entered into a Friendship Relationship Agreement with the sub district of Lolotoe, Timor Leste and Friends of Lolotoe Timor-Leste Incorporated. This friendship is based on mutual support and respect for each other’s culture. See today’s Mail for the full story.