Photo by Pictured: Kidjo dances with a woman carrying a baby in a sling pouch during a nutrition education session for mothers in Moamba. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1427/Marques
Celebrity Angelique Kidjo
My Assignement: form 2000 to 2011 as audiovisual-consultant for the UNICEF Italian Natcom I edited all the Celebrities films
COTONOU, Benin, 31 December 2009 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo made a two-day visit to Benin, her native country, to witness first-hand the UNICEF supported programmes that are helping vulnerable children there.
During her visit, Ms. Kidjo learned about the innovative dual education approach.
This innovative programme enrols older children aged 14 to 17 in three-year apprenticeship training programmes in hair dressing, vehicle and motorcycle maintenance, and tailoring. The Government supports 90 per cent of the fees, and UNICEF contributes 10 per cent.
To date, over a thousand children have benefitted from this programme.
Concluding her visit, Ms. Kidjo called for the responsibility of parents, families and the State, to fulfil the right for each Beninese child to have a birth certificate, to be educated and to be safe from child trafficking. .. MORE . Edited by UNICEF©2009