Dia Mundial de Luta contra a Sida
Por ocasião do dia Internacional da luta contra o SIDA que ontem se assinalou a ONG FOCOA – Amigos das Crianças de Angola “Friends of the Children of Angola”, representada pela sua Vice-Presidente Tchizé dos Santos, fez a entrega ao Hospital Pediátrico de Luanda, representado no acto pelo seu Director, Dr. Bernardino, de um cheque no valor de 52.000 USD.
Os fundos resultantes da venda de DVDs e CDs, do espectáculo Enlace, produzido gratuitamente no ano passado pela TV Globo, numa co-produção de Tchizé dos Santos, onde participaram vários artistas brasileiros e angolanos de renome, foram entregues a unidade hospital de Luanda, numa cerimónia onde foi igualmente doado um computador com acesso a Internet e uma impressora.
A ONG Focoa com sede na Virgínia, nos Estados Unidos da América.
Foto: Representantes do Hospital Pediátrico e Membros do FOCOA
- On Behalf of FOCOA' s members, its President sent a thankfull letter to the Minister of Justice for the support to the approval of the legislation allowing poor parents to register themselves free of charges. This legislation was needed, because eventhough the legislation already allowed the children registration free of charges, if their parents could not to do the same, the family did'nt count formaly , neither for the census, nor for to the school regisration, or to get a job. During Christmas , the President of FOCOA sent food to Kwando Kubango ( through her Law School Group) and gave second hand toys to the street children at the " Baixa de Luanda", sleeping inside of the drains.
Dr. Augusta Leonel, gynecologist
2. After contacting the suitable Angolan Authorities it was a fact that the system of registration of children by the Ministry of Justice has improved. However, the registration process still shows many deficiencies. Children registration in the maternities had not been initiated.
FOCOA’s main goal remains the registration of all Angolan children.
2. One of our board members, Welwitschea dos Santos (Tshize), organized in Luanda-Angola a gala for young female students, in which the outstanding students were awarded with gifts donated by the Angolan Companies. Handicapped students were encouraged to participate in the event.
Outfits were given by stylists to be presented by the attendees. In addition, Angolan hairdressers did the attendees's hair. The first place was awarded to a young legally blind girl that was by chance also a winner of the Angolan Paralympics.
No money was collected because each of the participants contributed for all the items used in the gala.
3. During Christmas, second hand toys, sodas and cookies were distributed to the Mussulo Island kids in Luanda province. Sodas and cokies were member donations.
1. A machine to clean the water in the rivers, to became the dirty water in potable water , with a real price of $ 120,000.00 and NGO price of
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Organização Doadora (Donour Group): Nothilfe International, Axel Gressenich
UTCAH Unidade Técnica de Coordenação de Ajuda Humanitária
A/C: Sr. Pedro Walipi Calenda, Rua Almirante Manuel Van-Dunnen, n.º 324 / 6 Luanda, Angola
Shipping company: Grimaldi Lines
Valor Total dos itens Doados (Total Shipment Value)
2 – Resumo dos Itens - (Summary of Container Contents) – (Same Origin)
Valor Total dos Itens Doados (Total Shipment Values)
United States Sri Chinmoy Centres have sent 7 tons or 14.000 pounds of high potency vitamins worth more than $. 6 million, along with 8 pallets of medical and surgical supplies. Other items sent include medical supplies, 1700 new toys, English books, children’s clothing and thousands of eyeglasses. Another sea container with building supplies and agricultural tools will be sent from New York in April.
Austria has sent 1500 Pbs of pharmaceutical medicines and also two new ultrasound machines by air. The ultrasound manufacturer has sent technicians to Angola for installation and training of local medical technicians. An additional 30 tons of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and food have been sent by sea.
Switzerland has sent antibiotics, food and clothing. Once the sea containers are received and the goods are unpacked, the containers are sent back to Switzerland and re-filled.
Canada a major medical magazine, Doctor’s Review, is will soon carry a large article about the Angolan Humanitarian aid project and sent back to thousands of doctors across Canada. We have been working closely with Ambassador Miguel Nzau Puna of Angola to Canada who was the consignee for one double (40-foot) container which we sent to Angola, as well as responsible for sending two more double countainers on his own filled with supplies we had collected. (Kindly see Appendix C, the Ambassador’s very kind and glowing letter of credentials for our Canadian participants).
Japan has sent 20 tons (40.000 pounds) of clothing! A third countainer has been promised.
Iceland has been very active in giving talks on Angola’s humanitarian crisis and needs at several universities. They have filled half a 40 containers with medical supplies and other goods and are now collecting agricultural and building tools
New Zealand has sent a 20 container filled with eye glasses, wheelchairs, rehab equipment, pharmaceuticals and clothes. DHL has sent free of charge a large shipment of antibiotics and multivitamins. A second 20-foot sea container is packed and ready to leave New Zealand for Angola. It is full of food, clothing, medical supplies and hundreds of toys and school kits.
Thousands of New Zealand children have given kits for the Angolan children.
(kindly) see appendix F.)
Australia sent a 20’ container with hospital beds, wheelchairs other medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and clothing. They have 4600 pounds (2.3 tons) of high quality protein powder which will be included in the next shipment, as well as costly operating room equipment.
United Kingdom is working with schools in London to create children’s kits for the Children’s Blossoming Friendship Programme. One 20’ sea container with the kits., children’s clothing, new running shoes and medical goods has been sent.
France Angola Airlines sent free of charge in October 1000 kg of humanitarian supplies from Paris to Luanda. Angola Airlines is shipping the same amount each month. Another air shipment is ready to be sent.
Germany sent a 40’ container in November. Another 40 – foot sea container is loaded and ready to ship, with 30 pallets of food, along with pharmaceuticals, clothing and medical supplies.
Italy has an air cargo shipment ready with several boxes of pharmaceuticals to Angola via Angola Airlines.
Netherlands has collected aid to fill a 20-foot sea container, including 6 large heart monitors, many eyeglasses, medical supplies and clothing.
Yugoslavia has an air shipment planned with 300 boxes of medications and powdered electrolytes.
Finland has collected a large amount of clothing. The aid for 20’ container, which they have collected with Finland, is ready to be sent.
Brazil has been assisting greatly in communications and liaisoning with organizations in Angola. Their send-a-book campaign is an extremely innovative programme in which thousands of students in hundreds of classrooms across Brazil are each donating at least one school book in Portuguese for their Angolan brothers and sisters.