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Capacity-building for Timor Leste

Overview

    Timor Leste joined UNESCO on 5 June 2003. Since then UNESCO has endeavored to play a key role in strengthening the country’s education system. UNESCO Office, Jakarta has developed and implemented various programmes and projects in Timor Leste.

    The principal aim of these programmes and projects is to support local capacities in improving the education system, in providing equal opportunities for people to attain their educational, social and economic rights, and in providing basic quality education. We have continued our efforts to improve the quality of appropriate non-formal education services, particularly to disadvantaged women and illiterate and unskilled adults. We have also endeavored to build capacity and increase participation in life skills, gender awareness, human rights education, education for sustainable development, and school health. Above all, we have tried to enable people to reach their full potential in order to bring forth better social and economic options that can improve their lives.

    After the Timorese attained their independence in 1999, one of the government’s priorities in the goal of rebuilding the country was to provide Education for All. The illiteracy rate in Timor Leste was close to 50% in 2003, according to estimates by Oxfam Great Britain, and women account for a high proportion of this figure. Literacy programmes in Timor Leste are seen in different ways. The Government sees them merely as a way to provide the people with basic literacy and Portuguese language instruction, while for UNICEF their impact on children’s welfare is the primary consideration. On the other hand, some NGOs carry out education work on the premise that women in Timor Leste have historically been discriminated against, both socially and politically. Literacy programmes are therefore a means of enabling women to read and write, and to build up their confidence in transforming the unequal power structure with men.

    Activities

     

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    • 19-11-2013
    Training for Community Leaders of Potential Community Learning Centres (CLCs) on Basic Concept, Structure and Management of CLCs
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    • 12-09-2013
    Timor-Leste Celebrates International Literacy Day 2013
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    • 12-09-2013
    One-Day National Consultation Meeting on Flexible Learning Strategies for Primary School Aged Children and Youths in Timor-Leste
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    • 04-09-2013
    School Visit to Hospitality and Tourism Public Vocational Senior Secondary School No. 3 Denpasar
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    • 21-05-2013
    Life Skill Training on Roof Tile Production in Ililapa Community Learning Centre in Los Palos, Timor Leste
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    • 20-05-2013
    Inception Meeting on Renewal and Strengthening of Vocational Schools in Timor-Leste
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    • 16-04-2013
    CapEFA Teachers' Training on Early Childhood Education in Timor-Leste for ECE Services in 3 Community Learning Centres
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    • 10-12-2012
    Launching TAHINE SALON in Ililapa Community Learning Centre, Lautem District, Timor-Leste
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    • 10-12-2012
    Launching of MATRESK SALON in the Community Learning Centre of Kraras in Viqueque Vila Sub-District in Viqueque, Timor-Leste
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    • 27-11-2012
    Request for Proposal – Developing Capacities of the Community Learning Center in Fatumasi (Bazartete, Liquica District, Timor-Leste) in Providing Early Childhood Education (ECE) Services
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    • 01-10-2012
    Launching BONITA SALON in Bazartete Community Learning Centre, Liquica District, Timor-Leste
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    • 25-09-2012
    Entrepreneurship Training for the Elected Management Officers of the CLCs in Timor-Leste
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    • 24-09-2012
    Life Skill Training on Hair Cutting and Beauty Salon for CLC Members in Liquica, Timor-Leste
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    • 23-08-2012
    Inauguration of the new office of the Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO
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    • 23-08-2012
    DG Visited the National Directorate of Recurrent Education, Timor-Leste
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    • 23-08-2012
    SG and UNESCO DG Visited to a “Child Friendly School” in the Cassait District, Timor-Leste
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    • 23-08-2012
    DG visited Timor-Leste on an Education Tour
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    • 23-08-2012
    SG initiative to launch the Education First initiative in the upcoming General Assembly
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    • 07-08-2012
    Capacity Development Workshop on the Discussion of the Action Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Equivalency Education in Timor Leste
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    • 26-07-2012
    Workshop on Performance-based Review System of the National Directorate for Recurrent Education Conducted in Dili, Timor-Leste
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    • 25-05-2012
    Workshop on the Review of the Operations Manual of the National Directorate for Recurrent Education in Dili, Timor-Leste
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    • 04-05-2012
    CapEFA Workshop on the Pedagogy of Adult Learning Training Modules
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    • 15-02-2012
    Capacity Development Workshop on Problem Solving and Decision Making in Recurrent Education in Timor-Leste
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    • 07-12-2011
    HIV Seminar Conducted for up to 700 UNTL Students in Timor-Leste in Celebration of the World AIDS Day 2011
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    • 07-11-2011
    A Capacity Development Workshop on Financial Management & Resource Allocation Organized for the National Directorate for Recurrent Education in Timor-Leste
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    • 07-11-2011
    A Seminar on Strengthening Partnerships with Stakeholders in the Recurrent Education Sector in Timor-Leste
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    • 05-10-2011
    A Capacity Development Workshop on M&E Framework and System of the Recurrent Education Organized in Dili, Timor-Leste
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    • 05-10-2011
    Workshop on Community Learning Centre (CLCs)’s Management Information System (MIS) Conducted in Timor-Leste
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    • 13-09-2011
    In-Country Debriefing on the Study Visits to 5 Countries on Equivalency Education and Role of CLCs Organized in Timor-Leste
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    • 12-09-2011
    In-Country Workshop on Strengthening School-to-Work Transition Programmes Conducted in Timor-Leste
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    • 08-08-2011
    Capacity Development Workshop on Literacy Concepts Organized in Dili, Timor-Leste for NDRE Staff
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    • 10-06-2011
    UNESCO Organized a Capacity Development Workshop on Equivalency Programmes in Timor-Leste
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    • 04-03-2011
    Focus Group Discussion on Situational Capacity of Recurrent Education in Timor-Leste
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    • 26-01-2011
    UNESCO organized a Statistical Capacity Development Workshop in Timor-Leste
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    • 26-01-2011
    UNESCO initiated meeting on CapEFA in Timor Leste
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