XGRR is a place for young people, children, and adults to access books and the internet, which is open for the public and all students. And XGRR is also a non-profit organization, in XGRR there is also a scholarship program that gives scholarships to young people who are committed to school but can not afford to pay for school, funds for this program come mostly from foreign donors who care about the education of these young people.
Now, there is a visit from a study tour group from Australia led by Mrs. Kirsty Sword Gusmão and Mrs. Nandy Gurr. This visit was an opportunity to raise funds for a scholarship program established by Mrs. Kirsty Sword Gusmão when becoming Goodwill Ambassador for Education.
Before the visitors visit every room in Xanana Reading Room, as usually XGRR teams bring tais to 8 visitors including Mrs. Kirsty and Mrs. Nandy, and Le-Ziaval group also received visitors with traditional Timorese dances. After that, the study tour group visit every room in XGRR which is guided by Mr. Gaspar (XGRR Manager) and also Mrs. Kirsty.
On this occasion also received participation from 10 students who have been receipt a scholarship from Xanana Reading Room, the study tour group are very happy to be able to discuss with them to know their future plans, their needs, and the challenges they face. And the studentes do not forget to thank Mrs. Kirsty and her study tour group have been helping their school fees, and they sing Rai Dili Rai Cidade and O rai Timor Furak as a form of their affection to the visitors.
The end of this visit the students and the group do a photo together, Thanks to all of you at Xanana Reading Room, hoping that this visit will give you strength to help XGRR and the students to help develop education in Timor Leste.