‘Nona’ (Georgina Vera Lidia de Jesus Soares) graduated as a student of the Railaco secondary school NOSSEF in 2012. She progressed to the University of Timor-Leste, Faculty of Medicine & Health Science, Dept of Nursing and graduated in 2020.
Georgina is now employed back at the Railaco Jesuit Mission assisting Fr Bong in the Mobile Medical Clinic. In time, she will move to work in the larger Kasait Clinic run by Jesuit Social Services Timor-Leste.
Georgina is very grateful for having the opportunity to study on a NOSSEF student scholarship from Sr Rita, a Good Samaritan nun who spent many years teaching at NOSSEF. She’s also thankful for the tertiary scholarship to UNTL hosted jointly by Sr Rita and Jesuit Fr Quyen Vu. Georgina expresses the joy of achieving her ‘dream’ saying, “that health service be available for all, and for all to know how to live healthy lives.”
Scholarship recipients are encouraged to play an active role in the Railaco parish. Georgina is a wonderful example of this. She is an acolyte/mass server and a leader of a group of acolytes. She has also played an active role as a member of the choir. In last year’s Diocesan wide choral competition (1st time joiners), Georgina not only assisted in the training of the choir but was principal conductor. They won first place!
Georgina ‘Nona’ was born in 1995 and is the only child of an Indonesian father and a Timorese mother, who is a cleaner at a government clinic in Railaco.
Education is a particular Ignatian ingredient. Our Ignatian heart urges us to always reflect and remain mindful of the reasons and basis for our St Canice’s sister parish involvement with Railaco Jesuit Mission. Education affords people of a rural upbringing an ability to shape the direction of their own lives, their families and the communities in which they live, and even their nation.
Congratulations Nona, she was my student as well when I did my lesson English basic practice with them and sponsor by sister Rita Hayes.
Thank you so much sister Rita for your generosity and kindness to help the Parish of Railaco and thank you so much for your dedication help in Youth and kids for Christ in Railaco-Craic and Railaco Vila.
God bless you sister Rita.
We appreciate your comments. I will send your message on to Sr Rita as well.
Proud of you alin Nona she is a smart and passionate girl always smile and on time in any activities we are doing in the parish of Railaco
Thank you for your comments. Yes, I know that the Railaco parish is very proud of Nona and values her contributions.
It’s always great news to hear that a scholarship graduate is contributing to the welfare of others. It is especially pleasing when they are willing and able to improve the lives and education of the Railaco people. Thank you to all the donors to the Good Sam Scholarship programme and to the Jesuit Mission in Railaco. Sr Rita
The Comms Dept in Dili are doing an even bigger story covering this. They’ve sent-up a photographer and Jesuit Mission Australia will promote. I’ll make your that you receive a copy.
I have done another simple story today. Here is the link. Your comment under one of these is very valuable. Please don’t hold back. https://www.stcanice.org.au/meet-nossef-student-julieta/
I have a good story about Prof Francisca Bui (Ika) that Fr Hyoe sent me. I’ll work on that next.
I hope you are feeling better. Michael