Angola: Welfare Ministry Offers Professional Courses to Street Children
Angola Press Agency (Luanda)
April 17, 2007
Over 100 street children from Rangel district are being registered since Monday morning, here, by the Municipal Department of the Assistance and Social Welfare Ministry (Minars), to attend various professional courses.
ANGOP learnt of the information by the head of the referred department, Madalena Vieira Domingos, stressing that she is satisfied with the Ministry’s intention aimed at occupying, in a useful manner, children, teens, youths and adults, for over six months.
According to Madalena Vieira Domingos, the enrolment period will last for 15 days so that they later start the courses that will be lectured at São Paulo’s Social Centre.
The students are aged between seven to 29 years, with 10 being females from 13 to 20 years old.
The Independence Square, Avenida Brasil ward, inner regions of the wards of Vila-Alice and Rangel, are the priority zones for registration due to the large number of street kids.
Madalena Vieira Domingos, added that the Ministry’s project also aims at providing professional education to these disadvantage people and reintegrating them into the society.