LETS work together

DonationS so far:  $008,192



By Olivia Fenlon, LNS Parishioner

Every year I volunteer my skills, services and time to a foreign country as part of my holiday abroad.  In July and August 2019, I spent just over a month in Timor Leste...



How much of my money goes to the cause?

Everyone who works for LETS is a volunteer. We receive no benefit other than the joy of knowing that our projects makes such a difference.

It makes a world of difference to these remarkable people of Letefoho. They are so capable of doing so much with so little!

Aside from a very small amount of money which goes to unavoidable fees to third party service providers (such as online payments fees), all money donated goes directly, 100%, to the cause.





The building of the boys Boarding house is almost complete after starting in October 2020 with the purchase of materials. An existing old building has been renovated and will be ready for use by the end of January 2022.

Boarding houses provide students who live a long distance from  school a safe home, study support, light, warmth and food to help improve educational opportunities.

Watch the video to learn more.

Thank you for the continuing great support of LETS and the people of Letefoho! Sadly, we farwell Fr Brian Moloney from LNSP. We thank him for his enormous support of LETS over the past 6 years and wish him all the best for his appointment as Dean of the Central Coast! During 2022 student sponsorship & the laptop programme will continue beside new projects!

LETS help them build a better future

Our mission

LETS help them build a better future!

LETS is a non profit group of volunteers from the Catholic Parish of the Lower North Shore in Sydney. Through our charity and fundraising efforts, we are working hand in hand with the people of the Parish of Letefoho in East Timor to help build a brighter future for their community. Our support is focused on co-operative efforts to rebuild the foundations of a viable, thriving, self-sustaining community - organization of clean water, sanitation, education, local industry and communications.



for the people of Letefoho, lets make a difference.





2022 student sponsorship is now in progress!

LETS Senior High School student sponsorship for 2022 has received another amazing response! Sincere thanks to the wonderful Parishioners of Lower North Shore Parish and others, who are continuing their sponsorship of 56 students who have progressed to Years 11 & 12 inclusive, of Our Lady of Mt Carmel High School, Letefoho. Another 35 new Year 10 students in need of support will soon be selected for sponsorship. 

January 2021

Report from Fr Helio

​Our Lady of Mt Carmel of Letefoho
We started school this year slightly late due to the Government new imposed restrictions on COVID-19. According to the national calendar released by Minister of Education, the schools should start on 18 January 2021. We have a total of 66 students from 2020 intake expected to graduate (36 M, 30F).