What is FUNDEF?
FUNDEF helps the people of Timor-Leste move towards a more harmonious future by working on building peace and people’s capacity.
Young people and their communities in Timor-Leste are building a stronger future, with the assistance of FUNDEF, by resolving conflict without violence, promoting gender equity, preventing gender based and domestic violence, and recognising women and children’s rights.
Other underlying issues for peace in the communities are also being addressed by FUNDEF’s work. Teaching basic work skills, protecting the environment, and building basic infrastructure are an important part of what we do.
This ongoing work is done in close cooperation with the local communities, local and international NGOs.
Established in 2010
Foin Sa’e Unidade Dezenvolve Futuru or Young People United for Future Development (FUNDEF) was founded in 2010 by seven young Timorese students who wanted to make a difference in their community.
our vision and mission
What we aim to achieve
Foin Sa’e Unidade Dezenvolve Futuru or Young People United for Future Development (FUNDEF) has a vision of a peaceful Timor.
A passionate group of young people
FUNDEF has ten staff members who are committed to working with Timorese communities to build a more peaceful Timor.
where we work
Working alongside many communities
Apart from FUNDEF's ongoing work in Dili, the team has worked in villages in the municipalities of Ermera, Bobonaro, Manufahi and Aileu and currently have projects in Manatuto, Baucau, Viqueque and Liquica.