ADRA and Women CSOs will implement BN and BL programs in four municipalities 

ADRA and Women CSOs will implement BN and BL programs in four municipalities 

Photo Tatoli/Jose De Sa

DILI, 23 january 2023 (TATOLI)– Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) and Four women’s civil society organizations (COS) to implement Basic numeracy and Business literacy programs in four municipalities.
This program is implemented based on the agreement signed today, between ADRA Country Director, Virginia Pylroft, and Rede Feto President, Zelia Fernandes at the Bebora Hotel Dili.

ADRA Country Director, Virginia Pylroft said this agreement was made between ADRA and four CSOs to implement the Basic Numeracy and Business Literacy program, which aims to provide capacity building to empower women in running their businesses.

“We have agreements with four women’s groups to provide training to rural women on basic arithmetic and business literacy in four municipalities,” ADRA State Director, Virginia Pylroft told reporters at the Bobonaro City Hotel this Monday.

She added that the training program would enable the women’s group to learn relevant skills such as record keeping, cost/benefit calculation, and risk analysis.

The implementation of this program will be given by four civil society organizations in four municipalities such as the Ba Paz Kolega Fundasaun (KDP) in Baucau, the Unidade Feto ba Dezenvolvimentu Association (AUFD) in Bobonaro, the Espearanca Fundasaun in Ainaro, and the Harii Moris Foun Fundasaun (HMF) in Dili. ,” he said.

European Union Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Marc Friedrich said the project made a significant contribution to increasing respect for human rights by supporting and strengthening the role of Timorese women as agents of development and sustainable change.

“I look forward to our investment to address the inequality, enabling women to strive for inclusive economic growth, and being empowered in the process, which is why the EU is committed to supporting women and gender issues in Timor-Leste. European Union Respecting gender equality, this program helps women to have the capacity to decide finances in running a business, and contributes to economic diversification,” He said.

Meanwhile, the President of Rede Feto, Zelia Fernandes said this program is a user-to program that will support rural women to gain more knowledge to develop their businesses.

So far, the Project has been funded by the European Union for more than 5,000 USD, and the program will be implemented from January to May 2023.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Nelia B.


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