New technologies will improve Education and Skills in Oé-Cusse

New technologies will improve Education and Skills in Oé-Cusse

One thousand and seven primary and 4307 secondary school children in Oé-Cusse will have access to new technologies, integrating the use of the computer and the Internet in their academic path and thus opening the door to a better future with more opportunities.

The project “Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies for Improving Education and Skills in Oé-Cusse” was launched on the morning of this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Customs Building in Palaban, at a ceremony hosted by Dr. Mari Alkatiri, Presidente of the Authority of RAEOA – ZEESM TL, the Ambassador of India in Timor-Leste, Pradeep Kumar Rawat, UN Resident Coordinator Roy Trivedy and the Representative in Timor- Leste of the UNDP, Claudio Providas, in addition to the Regional Secretaries, Directors of Schools, Professors and Students, among others.

The project, which results from the partnership between RAEOA – ZEESM TL, UNDP, India – UN Development Partnership Fund and UNICEF, motivated inspirational speeches by the morning speakers with the Resident Coordinator of the UN program expressing his hope in the vision that is being implemented in Oé-Cusse and its potential to be replicated in the rest of Timor-Leste, and the Ambassador of India to underline that no investment of the future of a country has a more assured return than that which is done in the Education of its children and young people. In an audience with dozens of students, the President of the Authority launched the challenge for everyone to make the most of learning opportunities to develop their skills and value in an increasingly global and competitive world. “This is Social Market Economy, valuing people, giving them the tools,” he explained.

The ceremony, which opened and closed with cultural moments featuring students from EBC Palaban and members of the Dance Group of Oé-Cusse, Enclavistas, was preceded by a meeting in the Office of the President of the Authority, where new areas of collaboration between the partners involved in this project were discussed, from Health to Higher Education, from Vocational Training to the Textile Industry.