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Frontline Diary

April 2006: A trip to Huambo, Angola highlights education successes and malaria dangers
HUAMBO, Angola, April 2006 – We arrived in Huambo yesterday and though I’ve been in the country for two weeks only, I’m enjoying the break from Luanda’s heat and constant traffic jams. Today we are heading to Dende, a small village 20 km from Huambo, to visit a primary school built recently with funds from UNICEF Germany. We want to see the finished building and speak to some of the schoolchildren.

18 October 2004: Improved sanitation keeps children in school
TOMBWA, Angola, 18 October 2004 – Like many Angolan girls her age, Avelina Jamba Jose was expecting her 14th birthday to be marked by misery. In a world where poverty, puberty and prejudice force girls out of school in their early teens, Avelina anticipated her birthday would mirror that of her two elder sisters; both had been made to leave school by their parents when they turned 14.




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