Day 6: Fernando Langa;

Escolinha Flor da Infância, Xai-Xai

Fernando Langa is 4 years old, he lives in Xai-Xai and since 2018 he has been attending the Escolinha Flôr de Infância (one of the three pre-schools financed by UPG). Fernando’s father passed in 2001, therefore, he only lives with his mother- Mum Atalia- who is affected by mental disorders and confronts several challenges to sustain a healthy and normal life with Fernando. Fernando’s home, which is fragile, without a kitchen, without a bathroom, was destroyed by the storm that passed by Xai-Xai in February 2019.

At Escolinha Flôr de Infância, Fernando has access to two meals per day, pre-school education, a safe space, and a happy environment. But to improve Fernando’s life outside of school, UPG is initiating a plan to construct a new home for Fernando and his mum (Atalia). Besides the help, for empowerment and self-sustainability, UPG proposed Mum Atalia an opportunity and she now works at the Escolinha with the cleaning services.

At Escolinha Flôr de Infância, Fernando has access to two meals per day, pre-school education, a safe space, and a happy environment. But to improve Fernando’s life outside of school, UPG is initiating a plan to construct a new home for Fernando and his mum (Atalia). Besides the help, for empowerment and self-sustainability, UPG proposed Mum Atalia an opportunity and she now works at the Escolinha with the cleaning services.

ALG finances three pre-schools – ALG pre-schools, Escolinha Flor da Infância (EFI), Escolinha de Santa Catarina (ESC) and Escolinha de S. Vicente de Paulo (Pré SVP) – with teachers, didactic materials and nourishment.

With an annual value of 32,000£, ALG pre-schools reduce children’s marginality, improve nutrition and hygiene habits and enhance primary education results.

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