Strategic Planning in Timor L'Este
Forty young people and leaders engaged in a four day planning workshop in Dili, Timor L'Este to plan future activities and develop a living Strategic Plan to 2019. They set their sights high with priorities in areas of consolidating the youth programme, implementing adults in Scouting, consolidating finances, improving management skills and establishing smoother communications both internally and externally. They created a Vision ''By 2030, UNE-TL , with 30.000 members from all parts of the society, is a self-developed, well-managed scout organization transforming young people to be good citizens, serving the community, promoting peace and contributing to the national development." The engagement of all participants is to be commended especially with the long discussions in both Tetun and English. It was great to work with the strong leadership team in Timor L"Este and also with Prassanna from the APR Office and Chris Bates, Chief Commissioner of Australia. They are all working hard to become a member of WOSM. Invited guests included the Australian Ambassador, Deputy Minister for Education, and the Secretary for State for Youth and Sports. at the end of the four days copies of the draft plan were distributed for wider consultation. During the process the National Commissioner for Training Angelino Melo da Costa was presented with his third bead signifying him an Assistant Leader Trainer. He then invested another seven to the training team. What an exciting week. This initial consultation process will be completed before the end of the year. UNE-TL President Mrs. Idelta Rodrigues was delighted with the commitment shown by the participants and the great ideas generated.