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SEKoop provides cooperative management training for 200 young people

SEKoop provides cooperative management training for 200 young people

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DILI, 15 june 2021, (TATOLI) – Secretary of State for Cooperatives (SEKoop) realized capacity building and training on cooperatives entitled: ‘cooperative facilitators and promoters’ for 200 young people from 12 municipalities, including RAEOA.

Elizário Ferreira, Secretary of State for Cooperatives

Elizário Ferreira, Secretary of State for Cooperatives said that the training aimed to facilitate the young people to become cooperatives organizers, mobilizers, and motivators in their villages.

“The training accumulates young people from different cooperatives and also rural young people from 12 municipalities, and RAEOA,” Ferreira made the comments after the opening ceremony of the training at Cathedral hall, in Dili, on Tuesday.

Ferreira said after gaining knowledge from the training, these young people would become cooperative organizers in the village to spread information and share knowledge with community members regarding cooperatives and their management, and engaging locals in cooperative activities.

“These young people will organize and engage rural people into various cooperative activities. The cooperative activities depend on their livelihoods. It can be Farmers-Cooperative, Fishery cooperative or Business Cooperative,” he said.

He said capacity building and training was part of the SEKoop program aiming to facilitate the young people to give back to the villages known as the ‘Joven Kooperativa ba Joven’ program.

Ferreira said to ensure the continuation of the program, SEKoop created the Whatsapp group, Facebook, and email to keep all these young people in touch with each other in the municipalities and the villages.

At the same place, the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs (MCAE), Joaquim Amaral said the training was important; as Timor-Leste was currently experiencing an economic downturn due to COVID-19, saying, therefore, the training would lead these young people to solve their economic hardship in the villages.

“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage these young people to learn and absorb all the lessons given by trainers during the one-month training so that they can diversify the rural economy,” said Amaral.

Journalist: Arminda Fonseca (Translator: Filomeno Martins)

Editor: Francisco Simões (Rafy Belo)

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