Growing up in Africa

Growing up in Africa

Helping Children in Benin, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda

Streaming Video - 2008
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Based on recent statistics, 90 percent of the world's orphans live in sub-Saharan Africa; 40 percent of African children work seven days a week; and many support themselves by prostitution or are subjected to enslavement. This program highlights the work of the Terre des Hommes Oasis Center, in Benin, which rescues, rehabilitates, and returns exploited children to their families; the Jinja School for Orphans, in Uganda; extended families on Kenya's Lamu Island, who educate and support the locale's many orphans; Barbara Petersen, who feeds and counsels street children in South Africa; and, also in South Africa, the Dance for All project, an initiative that brings dance to the poor areas of Cape Town.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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