13 February 2013

Eritrea: Anseba Region - Ministry Tackles Welfare Activities

Keren — The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare's branch in Anseba region indicated that significant welfare activities have been accomplished. Accordingly, the Ministry has rehabilitated 172 needy families who are patronizing a total of 425 orphans in livestock and cash at an expenditure of 2.6 million Nakfa.

Mr. Girmai Bekuretsion, head of the branch office, further pointed out that more than 38 million Nakfa has been extended in benefit scheme to families of martyrs, and that around 2 million Nakfa which was extended by nationals residing abroad was paid to 265 families. Moreover, he disclosed that 455 needy students in the sub-zones of Keren, Hagaz, Elabered and Adi-Tekelezan have become beneficiaries of educational materials and cash intended for registration fee.

Reports indicated that the branch office has been conducting community sensitization activities targeting popular awareness pertaining to child rights, and that it called for the enhancement of parental role regarding popularization of moral virtue among members of the new generation.

Mr. Girmai lauded the active role of community rehabilitation workers in improving the livelihood of disabled nationals, and called on the inhabitants to enhance participation in this regard.

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