Festau School, Baucau District
Completed 2010 – US$30,000 3 Classroom Semi-Permanent School Building
The school building at Festau was a falling down shack with no windows and dirt floors which turned to mud in the wet season. Some of the village’s 84 children attempted to study in the school, others walked up to 4 hours a day to another school.
In 2010, Spend it Well’s fabulously successful “White Party” run by Megan and Eliza raised US$30,000 to build Festau a new three classroom semi-permanent school building. Kirsty Sword Gusmão opened the school, which was built in partnership with her office.