28 October 2003
Angolans are taking another significant step towards peace as the Government launched its child registration campaign with UN Volunteers and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on International Volunteer Day, 5 December.
Due to three decades of civil war, many Angolans, especially children, do not possess any legal registration document. This has inhibited access to education and other civilian rights. Tackling this problem, the UN Volunteers, along with approximately 50 local volunteer teachers, parents, local artists, and youth, will organize a children registration campaign in Cazenga, the biggest district in Luanda, Angola. In the spirit of celebrating IVD, the event seeks to promote volunteerism and local capacity development initiatives.
In addition, a workshop, involving local volunteers, will be held on 4 December. Based on last year’s IVD successes, specially designed T-shirts bearing the UNV logo and the child's name will be given to children and worn on the Day. As well, there will be football matches, concerts, and meals for 700 people.