|Budget Amount *help
¥3,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2005 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2004 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2003 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 2002 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
This paper describes how daily practices of an NGO have made differences in constructing progressive working relationships among stakeholders. Through Health Education Project in East Timor, the NGO has helped the local community address their health problems that have been caused by long struggles of the independent movement. The activities encouraged the communication among community leaders, school teachers, health personnel, and NGO staff, strengthened the link between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and community health centers (CHCs) as well as between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MOE) and the Department of Education (DOE) at district level, and developed reliable relationships between the NGO and government organizations at both national and local level. The relationships, in turn, made the local staff of the NGO gain confident about their work. Thanks to the reliable networks developed through the activities, the project is expected to be more effective in improving the health status of people in the area.