Ercilio on his teaching practice placement at COSAMAR primary school, Datina, Same.

Friends of Same student completes teaching course at

Baucau Teachers College

Ercilio Cortereal has now completed the 3 year Bachelor of Teaching which qualifies him to teach in primary schools in Timor-Leste.. He has enrolled for a 4th year, which will give him a Bachelor of Education, and qualify him to teach in secondary schools also.

Our thanks to the Corpus Christi Social Justice Group for supporting his scholarship.

Due to the COVID outbreak, we are currently working from home

Coffee is available!!

Although due to an increase in the wholesale price of coffee we have to increase the price, FoS coffee is still excellent value for delicious coffee.

Coffee can be ordered online by bank transfer or credit card

(8 packs for $84 postage included)

click here to purchase

Or contact us to buy coffee

Coffee Sales: 0433 709 201

Support our projects

Click here to Donate on our Donate page

Fuan Nabilan Students

Vision impaired students at Fuan Nabilan, Saturnino and Jaquel

Ediana studying braille with Fuan Nabilan teacher Joana

Craft from East Timor and Nepal

Friends of Same sell beautiful handmade products from East Timor and Nepal.
hese are fantastic gift ideas, and help support disadvantaged families in Same.

Friends of Same Inc. is a community-based group based in the

City of Boroondara, Melbourne.

We are part of a network of East Timor Friendship Groups and

provide a forum to coordinate support for the people of the

Same region, East Timor, in rebuilding their communities.

Contact us at

We are continuing to deliver coffee orders by mail or delivery,

Please email us at

or Phone 0433 709 201

Join us to provide support to a worthy cause.

in addition, there are a number of outlets where you can purchase our coffee. Click here to find one closest to you.