Stories


Floods, droughts and lives in between: Dili-Ainaro project closes for 2019

At Timor-Leste’s largest bamboo nursery and processing plant near Dili, thousands of bagged saplings are lined up ready to be planted as soon as monsoon rains arrive. But this year, the wet season is…  



Youth Stories

Here is a look at the achievements of some of the inspirational young Timorese who have accessed to KJFL's empowerment services and are shaping Timor-Leste current and future development and economic…  


HUCO Youth: Business in Recycling, an opportunity to teach young Timorese how to be responsible citizens.

Waste is one of the biggest problems that can pose a threat to humans and animals, and garbage is a threat to the environment, especially plastic waste. Hudi Laran Community (HUCO) Youth Group is…  


UNDP Creates Positive Impact To Young People, Julio: “With Creativity, I can Create a Job For Myself”

“Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) is a unique place to help young people learn and discover their potential. Today, I have my own registered architecture business” Julio Fernandes said.  


"I want to work with nature and the communities who we depend on for the products"

‘I want to work with nature and the communities who we depend on for the products. I want to supply good quality products directly to the consumers,’ says Emeliano De Sa Benevides, ‘Emel’, a…  


"The skills they teach you at the Knua Juventude Fila-Liman Centre, are things beyond the classroom. They are life skills"

‘The skills they teach you at the Knua Juventude Fila-Liman Centre, are things beyond the class room. They are life skills.’ Says André Jacinto Faria, a 27-year-old civil engineering consultant at…  


‘I am willing to use my skills and help the youth to create their own business'

‘I am willing to use my skills and help the youth to create their own business because that’s what we need for the development of the country’ says Nilton Antonio Lemos Aniceto, a 42-year-old…  


‘Timor-Leste is a land of opportunity’

In 2016, Gabriel returned to Timor-Leste after studying horticulture in Queensland, Australia. Gabriel had a strong desire to work in his home country. Upon returned to Timor-Leste, Gabriel became…  


'I will support everyone I can to create brighter futures'

‘Because I am lucky enough, I am in a position to help others. I will support everyone I can to create brighter futures,’ says Anastacio Madeira de Araujo, a 23-year-old youth entrepreneur and tour…  

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