Inception Meeting for the Post-project Cycle 3 of Basic Science Education in Timor-Leste
On 22 December 2020, UNESCO Jakarta organized a virtual inception meeting for the Post-project of Cycle 3 of Basic Education for Mathematics and Science in Timor-Leste: "Education Response to COVID-19 in Advancing the National Educational Broadcasting System to Ensure the Continuity of Learning in Basic Science Education for All in Timor-Leste".
The meeting participants were by Dr Mee Young Choi, Head of Education Unit, representing the Director of UNESCO Jakarta, Ms Hanul Park, Deputy of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Country Office in Timor-Leste, H.E. Mr Antonio Guterres, Vice Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Mr Apolinario Serpa Rosa, Director-General of Pre-Schools, Basic Education and Non-Formal Education, Ministry of Education Youth and Sports, and Mr Francisco Barreto, Interim Executive Secretary of Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO as key persons of the Project.
The Inception Meeting aimed to share the Project's overview and upcoming work plan, reconfirm the stakeholders' commitment, and discuss actions to initiate the Project's implementation. The one-year Post-Project of Cycle 3 Basic Science in Timor-Leste targets teachers and students in 13 districts in Timor-Leste by supporting basic education school-aged children during and post COVID-19 for the continuity of learning Science through the National Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) enabling them to access to free and quality education.
The Post-Project of Cycle 3 Basic Science in Timor-Leste is contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially for SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced inequality), and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).