Fri. August 12, 12:10h
The Government of Timor-Leste, through the Secretariat of State for Youth and Sports, organized several activities to celebrate International Youth Day on August 12. The activities began on the 6th and went up to the 12th of this month.
According to the Director-General of the Secretariat of State for Youth and Sports, José Luís Pádua de Oliveira, the purpose of these initiatives is the training of young boys and girls for a responsible leadership and civic health. The celebrations are based on the theme "I am ready to contribute to sustainable development" as youth are the future of the country.
Competitions in indoor soccer, conversations, hiking, musical concerts and donating blood were planned initiatives.
A competição de futebol salão reúne dezasseis clubes sediados em Díli: FC Comade Delta II, FC Leão The competition brought together sixteen indoor soccer clubs based in Dili: FC Comade Delta II, FC Leão Balide FC Haburas Surik Mas, FC Neptuno Comoro, FC Manumeta Bidau, FC RGM Raikotu, FC One Box Brother Taibesse, FC Virtu Vila-Verde, FC União Bela-Vista Palácio Lahane, FC Jocar’s Perumnas, FC Rumbia Caicoli, FC Jobla Unidos Lahane, FC Rusa Fuik, FC Reibeira Maloa and FC Fitun Kulu-hun.
The awarded prizes for first, second, third and fourth ranked, were prizes worth 1,000, 750, 500 and 250 american dollars respectively.
The colloquium aimed to bringing together members of the secondary schools council in Dili and was held between August 10 and 12. In this colloquium several issues were discussed, such as youth development in the present and future, climate change, the leadership with the nationalist spirit, the National Youth Policy, the Youth Parliament, the National Youth Council and the principle of the practice of martial arts.
On International Youth Day itself, August 1,2 there was a walk, a musical concert and blood donation.
Source : http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=5493&lang=en&n=1