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National Youth Policy of Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste Secretary of State for Youth and Sport Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Timor Leste 14 November 2007 Policy document child and adolescent, education, employment

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people in Timor-Leste, on studies of social, economic and demographic issues made in the
country and on wider consultations. This document contains a definition of youth, the vision and objectives for the development of youth, the rights and duties of young people, the role of stakeholders in the affairs of youth, an outline of six key strategies and implementation mechanisms for the strategies.
By analysing the collected information, six key strategies and three priority groups were
Key strategies
1. Mobilise young people to serve their communities;
2. Establish links between education and after-school reality;
3. Provide more and better job opportunities for young people;
4. Teach illiterate young people how to read and write;
5. Help the most disadvantaged youth; and
6. Promote the civic participation of young people.
The goal of these proposals is to gradually stimulate young people to provide voluntary work for the community, to form civic values based on their duties as citizens and to create more and better opportunities in the labour market. The Government encourages young people to take initiatives of support for the community, and to access the microcredit schemes to fund specific areas of work.


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