Partners and Donors

With the help of partners and donors, large and small, Friends of Lacluta will be able to achieve far more for the Lacluta community. We acknowledge with thanks the following


The Appin Park Rotary Club of Wangaratta

North East Health, Wangaratta

  • More Days for Girls

    The demand for our More Days for Girls bags is increasing rapidly. So far we have distributed at least 180 bags. These are made by volunteers in Myrtleford, Wangaratta and as far afield as Sale and Echuca, Victoria. We and the Lacluta girls very much appreciate all of this help.

  • Year 9 Marian College

    A group of Year 9 students from Marian College Myrtleford has this year raised funds to buy calculators and baby clothes. A great effort girls. We will bring photos back soon to show you how much your efforts are appreciated.

  • June Canavan Foundation

    The June Canavan Foundation has given us $5000. $1000 to our More Days for Girls project and $4000 towards Vocational Education scholarships. Thanks to this 2 young men completed Certificate 2 studies in automotive & building 2015 and 2 more students are studying this year. Around 140 young women have benefited from our More Days for Girls program. Many thanks.

  • Do you have…?

    At present we are looking for the following items;

    Manual classroom pencil sharpeners.

    Does your school have these in the back of a cupboard somewhere?

    magnifying eye-glasses

    children’s wheel chairs

    If you can help please contact us by email at <>

    or phone: 0458 191 534


  • Collection Tins

    As at July 2016 the total from our Coin Collection containers in Myrtleford bakeries, cafes and servos is over $2700.

    Please look for these containers when you are out and about in Myrtleford.

  • Myrtleford Men’s Shed

    The Myrtleford Men’s Shed continues to support Friends of Lacluta.  There are now at least 5 kinders in Lacluta. The children in 5 Lacluta villages are now enjoying wooden jigsaw puzzles as well as all of the other toys these men have made. Many thanks.

  • The Rural City of Wangaratta

    has extended the pledge of a sum of $2000 each year for another 4 years.  This supports 4 Lacluta students each studying a 4 year course at a university in Dili. Congratulations and thanks RCOW!

  • The Uniting Church Bequests Grant Committee of Wangaratta

    continues to support a tertiary scholarship holder through four years of study. Thank you.

  • Myrtleford and Whorouly schools

    Local schools once again were extremely generous. All the pencils, papers, maths equipment and other school goods are now being used in Lacluta schools.  Teachers are using donated Maths and English text books. Dederang Primary School has joined as a donor. Thank again to everyone who donated.

Friends of Lacluta

“Friends of Lacluta” is a Friendship Agreement between the Rural City of Wangaratta in Victoria, Australia and Lacluta, which is a sub-district of the East Timor district Viqueque. Lacluta is located about 250km to the east and south of the capital Dili.

Following a proposal by Abel Guterres, Consul-General to Australia, at a meeting with Wangaratta Councillors, the idea of a friendship relationship between Wangaratta and Lacluta was born. A Wangaratta delegation visited East Timor and the relationship was formalised at a signing ceremony in Lacluta on 25 September 2005.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Friends of Lacluta is to promote friendship between the people of subdistrict Lacluta and those of Wangaratta and surrounding districts. We aim to help empower and grow the capacity of the people of Lacluta in the areas of health, education and democratic, community development”