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Country Development Plan
Dezsiree Gubisch Datu
Angola is located in the southern part of Africa on the nor can they open bank account. Women don’t have the
west coast. The capital of Angola is Luanda. The climate right to do much in angola
and temperatures in Angola are very different, depending
on the regions. In the 1400’s, Angola was taken over by We want to propose a spectrum of services for women
Portuguese rule and served as the center of the African in the city of Luanda because it has a large population
slave trade for hundreds of years. Angola did not achieve hence we will be able to reach out to many people. We
independence until the 1970’s. will help with victims of domestic and sexual violence,
rape and prostitution by offering them our services. We
Over the past 30 years the country has been plagued think this would help Angola, as a nation, to improve
by a civil war that impacted all levels of society. Today independence and the homeless women of Angola. There
Angola has one of the lowest qualities of life on Earth. are six main services we will provide they are women’s
Rankings of poverty, hunger, access to health care, and health clinic, counseling, job training and placement, so-
access to clean water are among the worst in the world. cial justice education, transitional housing, and child care.
Especially hard hit by the war and Angola’s horrid living This will support the women to rise up for themselves
conditions are women and children. and become strong independent women.
In Angola, women are considered to be the lower gender. We are going to have a positive impact in the society and
Domestic and sexual violence is one of the biggest chal- particularly the women. Making internships with different
lenges for women, which includes child prostitution. organizations and people will create a fast improvements
Women often don’t want their girls to go to school, in because as we train people different job skills they get
the fear of them being raped and abused. Men have the a job and for the women they can open bank accounts.
right to inflict pain on their wives. More so women have We are hoping to improve lives of the individuals and the
to get permission from their husbands to start a business, society in large.
through a document process. Women can’t own property
The Khoisan are the earliest inhabitants of the area. They are also known as bush-
men and were great hunters. Then the Bantu came, already with the art of metal
working. They are originated from the north, mainly Cameroon (Zaire). They
encoutered the bushmzen who were less advanced technologically. These made
it easy for them to dominate the region with their knowledge of iron working, agri-
culture and ceramics.
Portuguese explored the region and founded settlements and trading posts. They
re-took Luanda, the capital from the Dutch making it easy for them to have access
to control most of the interior. They were first interested in gold but they found
that slaves were the most valuable commodity for export. By the 18th century
their primary interest turned to slavery. Angola was the largest source of slaves
not only for Brazil but also the United States. Angolans suffered an outrage of
slavery and indignity of forced labour. Angola also suffered from one of the worst
colonialist powers, because Portugal lacked both economic and industrial stability.
In 1836 slave trade was abolished by the Angola government.
Struggle for Independence
Three main independence movements were formed in Angola they were:Movi-
mento Popular of Angola (MPLA) led by Agostinho Neho, National Front for the
Liberation of Angola (FNLA) led by Holden Roberto and National Union for the
Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) led by Jonas Savimbi. They joined forces
to revolt against the harsh Portugese rule. They then gained independence on
November 1975, after nearly five centuries as a Portugeese colony. After indepen-
dence each of the three rival groups had its own army and sphere of influence. The
FNLA mainly representing the Kongo people from Zaire, received financial support
from China and US. UNITA and MPLA together established the MPLA.
History (con’t.) But as settlement with Namibia was moving forward, it However, in 1995, localized fighting resumed. A national
became harder for the Angolan government and UNITA unity government was installed in April 1997, but serious
After Independence to come to terms. At a summit involving 19 leaders, MPLA fighting resumed in late 1998 when Savimbi renewed the
UNITA had the support of the Ovimbundu, the largest leader Jose Santos and Savimbi shook hands publicly and war for a second time, claiming that the MPLA was not
ethnic group in Angola. MPLA received military support endorsed the cease-fire and reconcilation plan on 1989. fulfilling its obligations. The UN security council voted
and financial assistance from the USSR and some 15,000 But from the start, the terms were disputed and quickly on August 28, 1997, to impose sanctions on UNITA. The
Cuban soldiers. MPLA was a marxist party and drew unraveled. The parties returned to the battlefield. Angolan military launched a massive offensive in 1999
its supporters from Luanda and other urban areas. The that destroyed UNITA’s conventional capacity and recap-
MPLA and Cuban powers had seized much power and The relaxation of cold war provided a chance for con- tured all major cities previously held by Savimbi’s forces.
by mid-february 1976, FNLA and UNITA had fallen. The tacts between warring parties. Savimbi and Santos had Savimbi then declared that UNITA would return to guer-
Organization of African Unity (OAU) recognized MPLA an agreement that led to the establishment of UN-su- rilla tactics, and much of the country remained in turmoil.
as the legitimate government of Angola. South Africa pervised cease-fire and a process of national reconcila- The extended civil war rendered hundreds of thousands
withdrew but the Cuban forces remained to consolidate tion. But tensions increased when UNITA took control of of people homeless. Up to 1.5 million lives may have
MPLA’s control over the country. several provinces, and its generals withdrew from the been lost in fighting over the past quarter century. It
national army. A fight broke and more than 1,000 people only ended when Savimbi was killed by the government
There was a coup attempt on May 27th, 1977 by MPLA were killed in a week. UNITA had control of 75% of the troops in 2002.
opposing the Cuban involvement. Activists backed country and had refused to accept UN’s proposal. The
them up and MPLA became more centralized. Mean- government condemned UNITA for endagering the peace In August 2002, UNITA declared itself a political party and
while UNITA in southern Angola began to regroup. process. In 1994, it was estimated that 1,000 people were officially demobilized its armed forces. The internally dis-
South Africa were still in the southern part but evacuat- dying everyday in the fighting. On 20 nov 1994, the Lu- placed four million people, one third of Angola’s popula-
ed after a signed agreement with United States in 1985. saka protocol was signed,promising a new era of peace. tion. The government spent $187 million settling IDPs be-
But they continued to supply UNITA with millitary sup- tween April, 2002 and 2004. After which World Bank gave
port including air support.Fightings escalated in 1988 Human Rights Watch estimates UNITA and the gov- them $33 million to continue with the settling process.
and 1989 even as negotiations for settlement improved. ernment employed more than 86,000 and 3,000 child Military forces laid approximately 15 million landmines by
soldiers respectively some forcibly impressed, during the 2002. An organization called HALO Trust started demin-
Angola settlement became entangled with the resolu- war. Analysts found 5,000 to 8,000 underage girls married ing, and had destroyed 30,000 by july 2007.
tion of civil war and in the independence of Namibia. to UNITA militants. Some girls were ordered to go and for-
There was a war between South Africa and Angolan age for food to provide for the troops. If the girls did not Over the past few years Angola has continuously con-
forces led to South Africa willingness to agree to end its bring back enough food as judged by their commander, tinued to rebuild and pick up its lost pieces. They have a
involvement in Angola.The two agreements signed on then the girls would not eat. After victories, UNITA com- stable government of one president known as Jose Edu-
December 22nd by Angola, South Africa and Cuba also manders would be rewarded with women who were ardo Dos Santos. He is the second president and has been
included a pledge that would not permit their territories often then sexually abused. The government and U.N. power from 10 september, 1979.The main political party
to be used by any state, organization or person in con- agencies identified 190 child soldiers in the Angolan army is MPLA. The country is getting funded and support from
nection with involvement in the war or violence. Hence and relocated seventy of them by November 2002, but UN, UNDP and World Bank so that it can rebuild from the
South Africa was prohibited from UNITA and Angola the government continued to knowingly employ other civil war.
quit African National Congress’ (ANC) training bases. underage soldiers.
1575 1999 signs a peace deal
Portuguese UN ends its peace- with the northern
found Angola. keeping mission. group of Cabinda. 2010
1989 Parliament approves new
Revolution in 2003
1836 Santos and Jonas constitution strengthening
Portugal, colonial 1995 UN continues with the
Slave trade 1961 Savimbi agreed to presidency and abolishing
empire collapses. Santos and Savimba meet to peace process. Isaias
abolished by Angola’s fight for cease fire, which col- direct elections.
confirm the commitment to Samakuva is elected
Portuguese independence lapses and guerilla as the new leader.
peace. UN soldiers arrive.
government. boosted up. activity resumes.
Portuguese Rule Independent Angola
Portuguese Jose Eduardo UN supplies aid
arrive. Santos takes over as for thousands of
president. First parliamen-
1483 Angola signs a refugees head-
National movements 1979 tary elections
Angola becomes a peace deal which ing home after
develop, guerilla war Angola gains for 16 years.
major Portuguese brings a new con- ceasefire.
begins. independence. 2008
trading arena for stutution. 2002
1950-1962 1975 State oil signs a deal to
1700-1800 Expellsion of illegal foreign produce oil in Iraq.
diamond miners and traffickers. 2009
Millennium Development Goals Education in Angola has four years of compulsory, free primary education which
begin at age 7, then secondary school which begins at age eleven and lasts for
for years. According to statistics 59% of male and 29% of women are educated,
because most girls are not taken to school but left at home to do chores. Students
have to carry everything to school, you might find a student carrying a chair on his
head. A class has a minimum of 50 student making them congested and the teach-
er doesn’t have the access to each student. Finding teachers who are fully skilled
is one of the major problems. Most teachers are poorly qualified and inadequately
trained, making it difficult for student to get better education, hence having a
negative impact on the outcomes then dropping out of school.
Gender equality is a big issue for women. For girls they are left at home to look
after their siblings. “Boys study and girls cook” mentality has engraved most of
Angola’s society. Female genital mutilation is a general practice in remote areas.
Their customs also involve early marriage. Domestic and sexual violence is the one
of the biggest challenges for women. That is the cause of some parents not taking
their girls to school which is a long distance walk with the fear of being raped. The
civil war that lasted for 27 years left many women widowed and– children orphans
hence being the girls and women breadwinners of their families. They work as
prostitutes, hawkers, domestic workers or live in the streets.
Despite Angola’s natural wealth, it’s one of the poorest countries in
the world. 68% of the population lives below the poverty line, surviv- Child Morality
ing on less than US $1.68 per day. Poverty is more severe and wide- Malaria has been the main cause of child motality for children under age 5. The
spread in rural areas where there are many poor households. In ad- main challenges are poor access to health services. Because of the limited territo-
dition, there is poor sanitation, limited electricity and lack of enough rial coverage of health facilities and lack of trained and qualified personnel to assist
safe drinking water. It’s the duty of women and girls to get water and in giving birth. Most women give birth at home with the help of her fellow women
they often get water from insecure places. In cities most people live in and also they lack access to immunize their children against disease like polio and
slums which are congested, polluted and unhealthy living conditions. measles.
HIV/AIDS is a critical epidemic in Angola. Surveys show that 43% of young people
have had sex before the age of 14. HIV is transmitted primarily through multi-part-
ner heterosexual sex, with a male to female in the ratio 8:1 indicating that women
are more likely to be infected than men. Contaminated needles, medical devices
and blood transfusions are the second largest spreader of HIV/AIDS. Mother to
child transmissions currently account for approximately 15% of HIV cases.
Reduce the proportional of people living in extreme Poverty
(less than US$ 1.68/day) by 2015
Millennium Development Goals (con’t.) Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Target 1: Halve between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of
people whose income is less than US$ 1.68/day
Target 2: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of
people who suffer from hunger
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Income share held by lowest 20% 2.0% (2000) Enroll all children in primary school by 2015
Poverty gap at $1.25 a day 30% (2000) Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day 54% (2000) Target: Ensure that by 2015,children everywhere, boys and
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education girls a like, will be able to complete a full course of
Literacy rate, youth female (ages 15-24) 27%
Literacy rate, youth male (ages 15-24) 63%
Total enrollment 52%
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Eliminate gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2015
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments 15% Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Ratio of female to male enrollment in tertiary education 63% Target: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 82% education preferably in by 2007 and to all levels of
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality education no longer later than 2015
Immunization, measles (ages 12-23 months) 88%
Mortality rate , infant (per 1,000 live births) 132% Reduce infant and child (under-five) mortality rates by two-thirds between
Mortality rate, under 5 (per 1,000) 222% 1990 and 2015
Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 4: Reduce child mortality.
Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-49) 125% Target: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1090 and 2015, the
Births attended by skilled health staff 47%
under-five mortality rate
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care 80%
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Reduce the spread of various diseases
Children with fever receiving antimalarial drugs 29%
Goal 5: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Incidence of tuberculosis(per 100,000 people) 287%
Target: Reduce the death rate and spread of contagious dis
Prevalence of HIV, female (age 15-24) 0.3%
eases. The rate of spread to have reduced by 2015
Prevalence of HIV, male (age 15-24) 0%
Prevalence of HIV, total 2.1%
Goal 7: Ensure enviromental suitability Build hospitals/clinics in parts of the country
Forest area (% of land area) 47% Goal 6: Improve maternal health
Improved sanitation facilities (% of population with access) 50% Target: Women to receive prenatal care during conception
Improved water source (% of population with access) 51% and have births attended by skilled staff by 2015
CO2 emissions (kg per PPP $ of GDP) 0.1%
Nationally protected areas(% of total land area) 57% Afforestation
*All dates are from 2007, unless noted. Goa 7: Ensure environmental suitability
Target: Create water catchment areas to attract rainfall hence
fertile soil for irrigation by 2015
Women in Angola are having trouble supporting their kids and families. Prosti-
tution is illegal, but could be the only possible way to survive for some women.
Many engage into prostitution due to poverty and suffer harsh violence from
the hands of their spouses. This isn’t illegal, 78% of women in Angola have
experienced a form of domestic violence since the age of 15. 62% of women
in the outskirts of Luanda have been subject to abuse. Most of the violence
comes from their own husbands or boyfriends, including rape. About 350 rapes
occurred in the capital of Luanda in 2006. Though, women do have the right to
work equally, most end up with low level positions.
Children in Angola also have an issue surrounding prostitution and labor. Child
prostitution was an issue, but charities still take great concern over it. Child
labor was also off-limits, but still remained a problem. Children of sixteen years
and under are banned from working in factories, but it was rarely enforced.
Although, education is free in Luanda, but it’s very difficult for most children
to attend school, due to no educational establishments because they were
destroyed. The supply of education is also distributed throughout the capital,
but not countrywide. Parents who would want to give their children education
couldn’t, because it would be almost impossible.
Citizens in Luanda have freedom of speech and press, but outside of the capital
they limit that. For example, the government cancelled radio shows for elections.
Another issue that’s still a big problem is witchcraft. Police take no action of
some issues because they are in fear that the women would practice witchcraft
on them. Children were also reported dead due to exorcism rituals. Slavery is
also prohibited but there are no laws about trafficking women and children.
Natural Resources Land Abuse, Desertification, and Water
Environmental Status Angola has an abundance of natural resources like oil, Environmental problems in Angola have been caused by
gold, diamonds and fertile land but it is one of the poor- a 30 year war. Some of the main problems in Angola are
est and most war damaged countries. The diamond trade land abuse, desertification, loss of forests, and not having
in Angola has been complex and caused wars because of clean water. The land is constantly threatened by drought
all the corruption. Problems will continue to be ignored and soil erosion. Which affects crops and water pollution
because of needed revenue for the country. The silt from in a negative way because it deposits silt in the rivers and
the diamond mines are put in the river. After the mining lakes. The forests has decreased by 3.1% from 1990 to
is completed, the rivers are not cleaned and left pol- 2005. In urban places only 46% of the people have safe
luted. Diseases such as dissintry, malaria, schistosamiasis drinking water and in rural areas only 22% of the people
and biomphalaria pfeiffer are caused by contaminated have safe drinking water. Most of the rivers start in cen-
drinking water. The mining activities also endanger the tral Angola and several of them pass through the coast
surrounding land and increase air pollution. The locals which provides both hydroelectric power and irrigation.
that would live there are displaced from the mining areas, Most of the rivers that flow to the Atlantic are seasonal
but very little will be done because mining provides and dry during much of the year.
needed employment and money for the country. Angola
is the third largest oil producer in Africa. Angola exports Climate
over 90% of its oil to China and the US. The US based The climate and temperatures of Angola are very dif-
Chevron Texaco and ExxonMobil are the top foreign oil ferent depending on the region. The north is more of a
companies operating in Angola. In 2004 Petroleum and tropical climate; while the southern is hot and has more
petroleum products made about $9.7 billion in State rev- dry desert conditions. Angola has two seasons, winter
enues. Angola’s economy highly depends on its oil, which which is cool and dry; and summer which is rainy and
accounts for 80% of government revenues. hot. The temperatures are warmer near the coast and
cooler on the plateau. The average temperature is around
Animals 68°F. The annual average rainfall is 2 inches around the
Since the 1990s 17 mammals of the 276 are endangered southern coast; 13 inches in the northern; and as much
and of the 765 species of birds 13 are endangered. Some as 59 inches in the northeast. The coast gets almost no
of the endangered species in Angola are the black faced rainfall per year. Some Regions do get drought because
impala, the green turtle, olive ridley turtle, and leather of the lack of rain fall.
Angola is on the west coast of Africa. It is southeast of the Democratic Re-
back turtle, the giant sable antelope, the African slender
public of Congo and north of Namibia. Angola is almost twice the size of
snouted crocodile, the African elephant, Vernay’s climb-
Texas and it has eighteen provinces. In the southern and central regions of
ing monkey, and the black rhinoceros.
Angola there are plateaus. The north and northwest regions are covered
with forests and the middle of the country is more like a savanna.
Description of Need
Empowering the Rights of Women Adult literacy is 58% for males and 29% for females. Most to bank accounts. The Committee on the Elimination of
In Angola, a major problem is gender inequality. Women’s integrity is not highly schools are far away in the cities. in addition to the long Discrimination against Women [CEDAW] reports that the
respected. The prevalence of violence against women is one of the key distractions. walk, children have to carry chairs or other equipment new constitution revokes this provision and gives women
with them on their way to school. That’s one reason why the right to engage in various kinds of contracts, to own
Under certain customary laws men have the right to exercise authority over their most parents don’t take girls to school because its a long and manage property and open bank accounts. However,
wife and daughter. As a result the domestic abuse and violence against women is way to school and the fear of being raped. Girls are left at no data was available of womens data on bank accounts
high. Women are frequently raped by their husbands and boyfriends. About 350 home to do the house chores. or loans. Women in Angola have civil rights and have the
rapes were reported in Luanda, the capital, in 2006. Girls on their way to school and freedom to move and
also in school are sexually abused. Women rarely report cases of rape to authorities Women have little sup- Enrollment Statistics, 2000-2009 dress freely.
and remain with lack of self respect and a lot of fear to get married. port to obtain a degree of Percentage of primary school entrants
financial independence. reaching grade 5: 75% Therefore we are go-
Female Genital Mutilation is carried out in remote areas. The process is carried out The law gives equal rights Male Female ing to draw our focus
by an older woman or traditional midwife which is very dangerous because of to both men and women. Primary school enrollment ratio 69% 59% on women’s rights
unsanitary equipment used and lack of training. They use a knife to carry out the However, distribution of Primary school attendance ratio 58% 59% because we feel that
procedure, which is very risky because it might be infected and contaminated. Girls land follows traditional Secondary school enrolment ratio 19% 15% women should have
undergo a lot of pain because the clitoris is cut, and there is a lot of bleeding. In ad- customs that treat men Secondary school attendance ratio 22% 20% equal rights as men. We
dition it can lead to diseases like HIV/AIDS, serious infection and even death. more favorably. Women’s Youth (15-24 years) illiteracy rate 84% 63% also want the women
rights to use land are Source: UNICEF of Angola to rise up as
After the war many women were left widows because their husbands were killed. often overlooked when strong, independent
Hence women are often the breadwinners of their family. They take the greater re- people are resettled in ru- women and have cour-
sponsibility of being both a mother and a father. Because of the high rate of poverty ral areas. Access to property other than land also depends age to fight for their rights and have access to financial
in Angola, many involve themselves in prostitution in order to get money to buy if the woman is married and under which regime the freedom to property and land issues. In our concusion,
food and maybe educate their children. These leads to increased cases of HIV/AIDS marriage is recognized. According to commercial code, we propose to create a spectrum of services to support
and sexual transmitted diseases. Girls are also used for prostitution when they are a woman must have authorization from their husbands women’s issues.
very young. Although polygamy is condemned by the government, women consid- in order to run a business. Women also don’t have access
er it because the number of men killed in the civil war leaves many women in need
of financial support.
Women’s Health Clinic they complete the program. It will help them be on the
Immediately after a woman is raped or abused and right track, so all women can be independent, have ac-
reports to the center, she is first taken to the clinic to have cess to own land and open bank accounts.
some medical check up and be treated. In case of any
damage she is cleaned up and admitted for some time Social Justice Education
until she fully recovers. Serious injuries will result in a There will be civil education, legal support, divorce, and
hospital referal. This clinic will also be available to women property rights to educate women about their rights.
that need general medical care and access to reproduc- This understanding will allow them to have a say in what
tive services is going on in their community and what is going on in
their life’s, allowing them to fight for what they need and
Counseling get what belongs to them. This knowledge will allow
The counseling will assist women in getting out of their them to rise up as strong women transform Angola for
bad situations and help them move on to have a better the better.
life. We will also offer counseling to the children if they
need it. It will help them get over the traumatic experi- Transitional Housing
ences. It will also help them to build up their confidence, We will also provide temporary housing so they have
self-esteem and self drive. It will also help them rise up a safe place to stay, while they are getting counseling,
again and start a fresh start. We will also be offering mar- training, and working. We will provide group homes for
riage or couple counceling for those who do not want to the women and their kids. They will be able to stay at the
give up on their relationship. homes for up to six months depending on their situa-
tions. So that they could eventually become independent
Job Training/Placement and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We will have job training to get women off the streets
and get them away from prostitution and this will reduce Child Care
We are proposing a transitional center to communication. The center will provide a HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted diseases. We will Day care will be provided to take care of the women’s
help women with issues such as domestic spectrum of services and be subdivided train them to do office work, book keeping, nursing and children. The program will be educational teach them
violence, rape, prostitution, and homeless- into various sections: other types of work. After they are done with the training math and how to read and write. It will keep them oc-
ness. We would like to have the transitional we will have job placement so that they have somewhere cupied while the women are in counseling, training, and
center in Luanda because it is the capital • Women’s Health Clinic that they can begin working right a way. We will have working. It will also help the children with their creativity.
city and is the home of thousands of • Counseling partnerships with business to hire the women after the This will be a great start for the future of Angola.
women in need of assistance. In order to • Job Training Services & Placement
make people aware of our program we will • Social Justice Education
use fliers, wallpapers, posters and adver- • Transitional Housing
tisement through various forms of media • Child Care
We will be working with various taught some job training skills they More so, there will be more reports
women’s organizations and groups to will have jobs straight away before for rape and domestic cases. This is
ensure that our deeds have a positive going to towns to look for job op- because women and girls will come
impact to the society and particu- portunities. We will also employ men out and open up and go to police
larly the women. Help them build in the institution to work as security stations to report. They will also be
up their self-esteem and confidence, guards because of insecurity incase more women coming to hospitals
and learn about their civil rights as any of the women’s husbands comes to be treated and receive medical
citizens of Angola. We are going to to look for his wife. For the women care. Having more people coming to
capture and attract more people by we can give them the work for clean- our dispensary will increase the bill
offering super-efficient services, cur- ing up our institution during the because more equipments are being
riculum activities, and jobs. evenings. They will also be making put into use and also the patients
clothes using a sewing machine and who have been admitted and need
We are going to make some intern- then go to the market to sell their to under very important attention of
ships with different company’s and produce. some machines.
people so that the people we have
Although we won’t necessarily re- We are planning to have a positive That is because we will teach them
move all the prostitute women from impact in the society and the com- the dangers of girl’s circumcision.
the streets we are aimed at capturing munity. We are going to improve the More so it will reduce early mar-
some and helping them change, train infrastructure of Luanda as a city by riage because the mother’s will take
them and council them so that they improving the living standards of of their children to school. It will lead
can have self esteem and confidence. the the people. to congestion in classes because
We are hoping the rate of HIV/AIDS of increased rate of girls going to
will reduce in the population. It will After the counseling center has school. This will lead to competition
also help the women of Angola with taught women and girls the impor- in schools because most children will
having a better future in society. tance of education, it will reduce the be doing their level best.
practice of Female Genital Mutilation.
We are going to rent a building, make it an institution by dividing it into different sectors/secti and name it. Furnish
and clean up the place to make it presentable and adorable. Set up the facilities inside that are going to be used.
We are going to create posters and put them on the streets in order to make people aware of our institution and the
services we offer. We are going to train personnel some transferrable skills including child care then we can hire them
when we open up. We are going to also rent another apartment to serve as dormitories for our workers and people
who have been admitted.
We are going to officially open and start offering services to clients. We are also going to look and search for ways we
can join forces with the various women’s organizations in Angola, to help reach us out to the community particularly
women and girls who have been assaulted. We are going to have partnerships with various people and groups. Thus
we will be able to get people who can counsel or maybe be a lawyer to the abused clients who cannot be able to
stand for themselves.
Our institution will be on its full force. Implementing our deeds and we will have had full impact on the society. We will
start offering internships for the people that we are training so that when we mode them to become better people
in the future and in the society. We are going to have partnerships with various banks so that when women find a job
they can open up bank accounts.
We are going to hand over the institution to the Angolan people. The people who we have been training some skills
will take care of the place and offer services to their beloved people. We are going to leave them some documents in-
cluding the title deed of the buildings to have evidence that they legally own the place. We shall have gathered some
women to form a group so that they can go to remote areas and educate girls and women and girls the danger of FGM
and importance of education.
We are going to go back to Angola check up how their progress. More so we are going to take to them modern facili-
ties including medicine and computers. We are also going to award the staff for their spirit of perseverance. We are
going talk with the people who have been admitted encourage them. We are also going to fund the institution with
money and create more connection with organisations.