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Capacitar: A Brief History

Destruction and killings followed the East Timorese vote for independence from Indonesia in 1999. In 2001, María Días of PAS clinic invited Capacitar International to begin work to help people deal with the trauma of 1999, 25 years of Indonesian rule and 300 years of colonial subjugation. Early workshops for orphans, refugees and families resulted in a trained Capacitar team at Timor Aid, a Timorese NGO. They shared Capacitar practices in workshops throughout the country, especially with teachers. The Capacitar International team returned yearly to give national trainings to workshop participants.

Upcoming Workshops/Events

Contact Information:

Fidelio Antonio da Costa
Dilyana Daten
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Click here to view a detailed map showing where Capacitar practices are taught and used in East Timor.


 News & Resources:

Read the latest happenings of Capacitar's involvement in East Timor.


Read personal accounts of individuals' involvement with Capacitar.