|Teacher Felismina Espirito Santos (35) of Besilau School, Aileu Municipality.|
She has been in the teaching profession since 2001. Reflecting on her years of experiences, she says, “In my early years of teaching here at Besilau School, it was not an easy job. The school building was ruined by militia gangs after the referendum took place in 1999.
The school had no other teachers at the time. However I took the initiative to join a movement of young volunteers to help my country develop. I became a volunteer school teacher so I could help to fill the demand for teachers in my community. I did not know how to be a teacher and did not have training.