Benin

BENIN: New Salesian Program Works to Enhance the Child Protection System and Provide for Youth at Risk

By at June 22, 2013 | 11:28 am

BENIN: New Salesian Program Works to Enhance the Child Protection System and Provide for Youth at Risk

(MissionNewswire) Youth in Benin face overwhelming challenges in combating poverty. According to UNICEF, Benin remains one of the poorest countries in the world with close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Almost 20 percent are chronically undernourished, and the effects of poverty in rural areas are severe. Child labor and trafficking are also concerns more...

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BENIN: Salesian Care Center Offers a Path Away from Poverty

By at November 1, 2011 | 8:25 am

BENIN: Salesian Care Center Offers a Path Away from Poverty

(UNICEF) Two years ago, Eric N’Koue was nearly sold by his father to child traffickers. Fortunately, he was intercepted by police and brought to the UNICEF-supported Saint Joseph Center, a facility providing care and opportunities for vulnerable children in the eastern city of Parakou. Now seven years old, Eric is one of about 20 children for whom the center has more...

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BENIN: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Visits Salesian Programs that Give Hope, Opportunity to At-Risk Youth

By at December 31, 2009 | 1:51 pm

BENIN: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Visits Salesian Programs that Give Hope, Opportunity to At-Risk Youth

(UNICEF) UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo made a two-day visit to Benin, her native country, to witness first-hand the UNICEF supported programs that are helping vulnerable children there. In Cotonou, Ms. Kidjo visited 99 children at the ‘Black Style’ hair dressing center, where she paid tribute to the NGOs that are working with the Government and more...

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