The WithOneSeed Community Tree Cooperatives recently met in Baguia, Timor Leste to establish the Cooperatives management and governance structure.
At the meeting, John Tadeo was appointed as the Community Tree Cooperative Chairman. John is a Baguia community leader and teacher at St Joseph’s secondary school. Read more
Leopoldina Gurterres was appointed Community Tree Cooperative Treasurer. Leo has lived in Baguia her entire life and is Principal of several local secondary schools.
Both John and Leo are committed to building sustainable local communities in which their children can live, having witnessed the extraordinary changes and challenges that have faced their community over the past 40 years.
One member of each of the 15 Tree Cooperatives was nominated as a representative to attend regular WithOneSeed meetings and report back to the fellow Cooperative members.