Belonging to the young generation of Timor Leste, I believe that we posses the creativity in many different ways. What we need are some people who can support us and show us the way on how to develop our own creativity, ideas, and capacity: as a developing country we have a chance to learn, achieve and prove to ourselves, our Nation, and other Countries that we can do this.
It has been almost 2 years since I met the CEO of Timor Foundation, Ms. Barbara Lietz. She introduced me to the Foundation and how she runs it: helping people to help themselves. From that time, I knew I would work with her because we share the same vision, that is do something for my people, my Country. These people have the right to get clean water, healthcare and education, but for what I see now, there are still issues for them to get drinkable water, especially in rural areas, as there is still need for support in healthcare. Even for what concerns education, I am so proud to say that my people, Timorese, are so intelligent and so smart, that they deserve the right education programs to teach them how and what to do, that is why we need vocational training.
Of course I am very optimistic that we are in the process to get to those points. With the great team, our President of Timor Foundation Excellency Dr. Ramos Horta, and all the board member who have their capabilities in every sector, I believe we can do something special and the Foundation is ready to support.
Also Scope Asia Switzerland and Scope Asia Timor, who focus on the development of smart solution for major infrastructure challenges in Timor leste, might provide us with support. Swiss reliability meets Asian creativity and it will be excellent. I cannot wait to see my Country, my people in the coming years, to benefit from higher quality in every sector. The key is to be creative, work together as a team work, always positive, work harder and we will see a good result.
I will encourage other Countries to come and support us and I will encourage my people, Timorese, to open their heart, mind and hand to receive the supports. Last but not least, I would like to say “NEVER GIVE UP” I got this from my mentor Ms. Barbara Lietz and I want to share this message to others.
Dahlia Guterres Bernardo