Timor-Leste 10 November: Dili
A sweet and enthusiastic welcome
from Dili school children...
We visited 4 schools in Dili today. Like the last two days, these police officers escorted our cars (kindly arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation).
Girls in the traditional costume offered each of us a beautiful flower arrangement, as a welcome poem was read out: "The flowers will wither, but the peace you bring will last forever."
Jose Luis Padua de Oliveira, Director-General of the Secretariat of Youth and Sport, very kindly and enthusiastically played the role of a translator.
This couple Brian and Stephanie Hill generously hosted the 2013 Peace Run team at Manbullo Homestead when in Katherine, NT, Australia.
One representative each from their senior high school (in blue) and junior high school (in green) received the torch at the gate.
Two student representatives received the certificate of appreciation signed by all of the Peace Run team.