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USA awards financial support for JOVET organization

USA awards financial support for JOVET organization

JOVET's training

DILI, 16 july 2021 (TATOLI)– The Embassy of the United State of America (USA) in Timor-Leste, every year offers civic participation grants to support youth involvement in the development process.

The ambassador of the United State of America in Timor-Leste, Charles Kevin Blackstone, said every year the US provided financial support for ten or 12 groups for civic participation grants, which involved civic groups to participate in a country development program.

He added the grants is amount of $ 2.000,00 and offers to the JOVET group as detected for the good program to contribute for agriculture program special to increase people’s knowledge to raise livestock and take care of pets.

The US every year offers small grants for the civic groups, those presenting proposals for innovative ideas and creativity to contribute to the country’s development program. The veterinarian training will be held during five days.

“Not enough Timorese people to take care of livestock and even domestic animal in Timor-Leste, since agriculture is main pillar for economy and US can support with some small grants to help students on training for more study about animal science and preparing them to provide the services in community level,” the Ambassador of EUA, Charles Kevin Blackstone told to TATOLI agency at JELRIANI restaurant, in metiaut, this friday.

The General coordinator of JOVET organization, Abrão Pereira said that this fund is focused on providing training for students who have finished their study in the veterinary department. JOVET proposes building the capacity of young people and promoting skills, which have been learned at university to implement in social life.

He added that this training provides opportunity for young people to gain experience and share with others on their daily service. The graduated students will be involved in this program composed of graduated students from National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL) and Oriental University (UNITAL).

JOVET is an organization founded by young Timorese who aspire to use veterinary as a tool to promote socio-economic development in Timor-Leste. It envisions being a vibrant and strong organization that draws youth as a unitary force to make collective impacts on society.

More than 100 young people join this group, this initiative is rising to help graduated students who cannot access job opportunities.

This youth organization has a key mission to build experience and consolidate the skills of young generations to make an impact on society.

JOVET considers youth as a key resource for development and avails itself as a platform for discussing youth development challenges and exploring productive and innovative ideas to contribute to a long term solution.

Journalist: José Belarmino de Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo

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