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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:17 - Updated Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:17

Over 3000 vulnerable children registered with social protection

Cuito - More than 3,000 children have been registered with Support for Social Protection (APROSOC) Scheme in the municipalities of Catabola and Chinguar, central Bie province.

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Ruth Madalena Mixinge, State secretary for family and promotion of women

Photo: Francisco Miu

The project is meant to support under five-year-old vulnerable children, according to Secretary of State for the Family and Promotion of Women, Ruth Madalena Mixinge.

Launched in June in the province, the project will ensure a monthly transfer of USD 10 per person, for two years, the official told Angop Monday.

The programme is funded by the European Union (EU) and is expected to benefit 18, 300 children, under five years of age, coming from family in extreme poverty.

The EUR 32 million project covers six municipalities of the country - provinces of Uíge, Moxico and Bié, the official recalled.

Parents have been told to open accounts at the Savings and Credit Bank (BPC) to facilitate the transfer process.

APROSOC has 120 social activists at the level of the three provinces, 24 Integrated Social Action centers, 206 trained staff and 18 municipal technicians.

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