On 26 January 2018 Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) visited the Bee Lafaek project site in Kampung Baru, Dili. Water and electricity have already been connected to the container as the clean water production center and it is planned that site preparation for the installation of a second container in Metinaro will start by the end of January.
Since UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bee Lafaek in August 2017, KJFL has been working together with Australia-based company Bee Lafaek to support youth to create their own jobs. Around 13 groups registered in the Social Business Challenge Competition, and attended the briefing session, but only six groups successfully submitting their business development plan. The two groups, ILL~~U and Buka Moris, who were finally selected, together with Hadomi Futuru Group as reserved group, are scheduled to attend an intensive training in mid-February 2018 consisting of administrative and financial management, customer service, grooming and personal hygiene. The award is approximately US$50,000 for each group and includes materials, site preparation, installation costs, trainings, salaries, maintenance and supervision.
UNDP Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) envisions that all youth in Timor-Leste are empowered, involved and employed. The social business challenge program will enable at least eight Timorese youth to create their own jobs to help their families as well as their communities with a clean water supply at an affordable price. UNDP appreciates the full support offered by Bee Lafaek through the KJFL center, a one-stop shop for youth entrepreneurship and empowerment of youth voices. Bee Lafaek is expected to continue providing supervision and technical support up to November 2018.
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