Luanda, 16 August, 2022 / 1:57 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Angola are fostering “the rights of children in conflict with the law” in an initiative dubbed “A New Beginning”.
The Salesian initiative is being realized in Angola’s capital, Luanda, in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and other organizations.
In a Monday, August 15 report, SDB officials say the program that currently hosts 208 youths who are either awaiting court rulings or serving different sentences “protects and promotes the rights of children in conflict with the law.”
The report indicates that 58 of the youth are on probation, 83 are taking part in community service, 28 are part of the social protection measures, and 39 are awaiting the decision of the courts.
The program aims at "family reintegration and the start of a new life through training and social skills," Salesian officials say.