Mr. Gil Cleofas Da Silva, a former Saemaul Coordinator for Timor-Leste, who served from 2019 to 2021, was honored to receive a commendation from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea KIM Bu-gyeom on December 8, 2021, in recognition of his contribution to the development of the national society through the Global Saemaul Undong Saemaul Project.
Mr. Gil Silva, former Saemaul Cooperation Officer, was scheduled to attend the 2021 GSLF event and receive a commendation, but was unable to receive a commendation at the main event at the time due to restrictions on entry into Korea due to COVID-19.
The award of this commendation was possible when Mr. Olderico Do ROSARIO, a 2022 new East Timor Saemaul Coordinator who participated in the 2022 Saemaul Coordinator Invitational Training (Apr. 18~ Apr. 22), delivered the award directly to the Korean Embassy in Timor-Leste.
See below the photo of the award ceremony of Korean Ambassador to Timor-Leste, KIM Jeong Ho, who presented the citation on behalf of the country, and Gil Silva, a former Saemaul Coordinator in Timor-Leste.