Invaluable support from our partners

On behalf of the Board of Management, we wish to acknowledge the vital role of our partners and in particular, the following organisations that have provided invaluable support over many years:

This highly respected New Zealand volunteering program, has enriched successive team members at the XGRR and participating volunteers by creating opportunities to share knowledge and life experiences over many years through cross cultural exchanges. Living and working alongside our Timorese team, this program has achieved so much by investing in the vital connections of friendship, support and mutual personal and professional growth.

Take a glimpse of the amazing outcomes in Hugo’s story at the XGRR.

Rotary remains one of the largest and most credible not for profit organisations committed to delivering humanitarian aid and support for educational programs in the world. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Melbourne, the XGRR has received vital funding to assist in staff development and the development of library services to remote communities throughout Timor-Leste. Additionally, RAWCS offers donors of the XGRR the advantages of tax deductibility in Australia along with project accounting, internal audits and secure international currency transfers.

Australian Volunteers International
The Australian Volunteers Program matches skilled Australians with partner organisations, to help those organisations achieve their own development goals. AVI provided Australian volunteers to assist with the establishment of the systems and programs of the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room starting in 2000.

This local construction company is renowned for some of the largest infrastructure projects in Timor-Leste from roads and bridges to government offices and schools. The XGRR has been a beneficiary of the companies extensive philanthropic projects with the generous building of our new library and office facilities and a major refurbishment of the original Portuguese architecture of the Museum.”



  • Bank Mandiri Timor Leste
  • BNU Timor-Leste
  • Britas Unipessoal Lda.
  • BTK Timor-Leste
  • Bedfiord Unipessoal Lda.
  • Bimavi Lda, Contractor and Supplies
  • Dili Mart
  • Dintz Group
  • Divita Lda.
  • Esperansa Timor Oan (ETO) Lda
  • East Timor Trading
  • Fortune Star Trading
  • Gino’s Hotel
  • Gráfica Pátria
  • Grupo de Empresaria Feto Timor
  • Heineken Timor-Leste
  • Hotel Esplanada
  • Hotel Timor
  • Hotel the Ramelau
  • Jacinto Baptista, Artista
  • Jacinto Supermarket Lda.
  • Jonize Construction Unipessoal Lda.
  • Joviver Unipessoal Lda.
  • Kmanek Supermarket
  • Leader Supermarket
  • Lita store
  • Lucky strike
  • Mahoca
  • Maubere Mountain Coffee
  • Mei Mart
  • Natureza Timor Naroman
  • Nuno Costa Design
  • Novo Turismo
  • Obrai Unipessoal Lda.
  • Padaria Brasão
  • Palm Business and Trade Center
  • Páteo Supermarket
  • PPC Global Trading Company
  • Roman Star Unipessoal Lda
  • Star King
  • Sriwijaya Air
  • Sylvia Dili Printing
  • Wika Construction