I am an alumni of New Zealand Aid scholarship program in Timor and I graduated from The University of Auckland in 2017. I have worked for the UN Agencies and some of the Timorese Government Institutions.

I joined VSA in May 2019 and I am so lucky to be part of the VSA team as I have gained so much knowledge and experience from the skilled staff and the very experienced Kiwi volunteers that we had in our program.

As a young nation, we would like to see more development in Timor and I am so grateful and highly valued the contribution and commitment of VSA to support the partner organisations through capacity building from each of the assignments.

I am looking forward to share my local knowledge to our Kiwi volunteers and learn every outcomes from each assignments for the development of Timor-Leste.

VSA Sandra Mendonca