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REPORTAGE FOR WORLD BANK ABOUT THEIR COOPERATION PROJECT. CHYAO TRUST FUND (ITALIAN TRUST FUND FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN AFRICA) STRIVES TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT POLICIES THAT DEFEND AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH, FIRST AND FOREMOST ENSURING THAT CHILDREN ARE NOT USED IN ARMED CONFLICTS.

CHYAO AIMS AT REDUCING THE VULNERABILITY OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS AND PROMOTES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ACTION IN THE FIELD OF NUTRITION, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL INCLUSION – WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON DISABLED AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, PROVIDING SKILLS TRAINING FACILITIES,ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE IN INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES AND ENHANCING THE CAPACITY OF MASTER ARTISANS WHOSE SERVICES WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT.

THE PROJECT WILL AIM AT PROVIDING SKILLS TRAINING FACILITIES/OPPORTUNITIES WITH A VIEW TO MAKING THEM PRODUCTIVE AND SELF RELIANT. THESE YOUTHS WILL BE PROVIDED TRAINING IN SKILL AREAS SUCH AS CARPENTRY, MASONRY, METAL WORKS, TAILORING, CANE FURNITURE FABRICATION, CATERING, CLOTH WEAVING, BATIK MAKING AND GARI MAKING.

THE BARBER SHOP AND THE CATHERING ACTIVITY HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED BY CARITAS MAKENI AND SPONSORED BY THE WORLD BANK.

Two-month reportage in Mozambique in the period preceding the end of the civil war (1995).

Makua ethnicity. A characteristic custom of the women of this northern ethnic group is to periodically sprinkle their face and body with a mixture based on tree roots for purely aesthetic purposes (a kind of facial skin cleansing mask). can of coca-cola symbol of Western consumer civilization in stark contrast to the traditionally used aesthetic mask.

Curandeiros or sorcerers who practice traditional medicine and animistic rites – White magic for good purposes – Throwing a handful of shells and small bones it is possible to guess the future or the evils that afflict the person who requests the consultation – Shangana Ethnicity in Southern Mozambique

the symbols that represent his power, a container covered with shells that contain magical powders that recall the spirit and the “tchoua”, the tool that allows you to capture and impersonate the spirit that persecutes the patient

The consultation to find a remedy for one’s ills begins with the “Tilholo” which consists of throwing shells, bones, and various small objects.

if the problem is serious, a “femba” is then used during which the curandeiro falls into a trance and personifies the spirit that persecutes the sick and finds a way to cancel the makumba –

Childhood the various faces of childhood in Mozambique, often abandoned to themselves who live on the streets, a problem that affects all underdeveloped countries, Mozambique is a very representative example. each object can become a piece of clothing like a pair of swimming pool goggles interpreted as eyeglasses or sunglasses, the difficult school situation, and the even harder one of child labor.

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