Permanent Staff


Abel Amaral

Abel Amaral was born in Baulela, Cova Lima district. He studied at the University of Timor-Timur (UNTIM) from 1997 to 1999, but his studies were interrupted by the 1999 referendum and crisis. He subsequently began a career as an English teacher in the Paulo VI School for six months. Afterwards he continued teaching English in the Suai Youth Center for several more months.  After leaving his teaching responsibilities, Abel began a new career to serve in the UNTAET mission as an English language translator for the UN Peacekeeping Force from 2000 to 2004. Abel continued his career in the UNMISET, UNOTIL and UNMIT missions in order to take the role of official UN human rights officer in the Suai region. He finally completed his studies and graduated with a degree in Law from University of Peace (UNPAZ) in 2017.

In addition working for the UN Mission in Timor-Leste, Abel has also worked as a trainer on human rights, penal code, gender, domestic violence, children’s rights, and torture for PNTL, teachers, NGOs, community and youth groups and students in the Suai region. Also, Abel has participated in international training courses in Italy, Egypt and Thailand about human rights, conflict resolution and international law.

Abel has also worked as a technical support assistance for the 2012 election, and has provided civic education through TVTL and Radio UNMIT. Currently Abel Amaral works as Fundasaun Mahein’s Director for Administration and Finance.


Vales de Jesus Pereira

Vales de Jesus Pereira, Moris iha loron 17 fulan Novembru 1994 iha Munisípiu Manatuto, Postu Administrativu Natar-Bora, Suku Uma-boku. Vales nu’udar oan boot hosi alin na’in 5. ULuk nia hanesan reliziozu ida, iha Ordem dos Frades Menores ( OFM ), Iha moris ida ne’e maka nia mos hetan oportunidade hodi hala’o ninia estudu Univesitariu iha ISFIT ( Instituto de Filosofia e de Teologia) Dom Jaime Garcia Goulart, Fatumeta, Dili, Timor-Leste. Vales termina ninia estudu iha fakuldade Filosofia nian iha tinan 2020.  Depois de  Termina  ninia estudu iha ISFIT, Vales hala’o kna’ar Pastoral iha Parokia Faturberlio, Manufahi. Iha Pastoral, Vales hanorin iha Eskola Católica Secundaria São Francisco de Assis. iha Tempu ne’ebá nia mos sai hanesan Formador no orientador ba Coleziu oan sira durante tinan ida nia laran. No agora daudaun Vales hala’o servisu iha Fundasaun Mahein (FM), hanesan Koordenador Peskiza.


Moisés Vicente

Moisés was born in Maliana, and graduated with a degree in Criminal Law from UNPAZ in 2008. In 2009, he attended a training course from private lawyers in UNPAZ. Currently, Moisés works as Fundasaun Mahein’s Archive and Outreach Coordinator.


Advinda was born in Dili on 17 December 1994. She graduated from the Faculty of Health Science in UNDIL in 2018. Currently Advinda works as Fundasaun Mahein’s Admin and Finance Officer.

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