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Youth Service in Dili, Timor Leste!!

Dili has a population of over 300, 000 people and over half of them are under 25 years old. Many...

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About US

Working on small projects alongside local partners, the Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund provides non-religious and non-discriminatory assistance – including housing, education, health and welfare facilities and programmes – to children in countries emerging from conflict and other challenges.

Father Chris Riley first saw an opportunity to help overseas in East Timor after independence in 2002, and then moved quickly to assist in Indonesia after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. Building on these successes, Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund now also has projects underway in Tanzania. Over 200 children rely on us for basic necessities, including food and water, shelter and education.

Our current focus is on supporting young people in East Timor, where we have been working since 2002. Our Dili Youth Service has seen us train Timorese youth workers to run best practice youth programs in their communities. We have had support from the Australians Governments Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well the the Australian Volunteers Program, which allows us to send world class volunteers to mentor, guide and train out Timorese colleagues. While we have done some great work with hundreds of young people in Timor, we are always looking for additional opportunities to make a difference.

Mission Statement

The mission of Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund is to make a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and youth outside Australia by providing non religious and non discriminatory relief through working with overseas partners.

Vision Statement

" I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, dignity, equality and freedom for their spirit. " -Martin Luther King Jnr.

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Award Winner

Father Chris Riley is CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund. In 2006, Father Riley was awarded the Human Rights Medal from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and ...

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Creating safe environments for marginalised young people to learn, grow and create the future they deserve