• Short Summary

    An important social experiment in the Ivory Coast -- a "friendship" village for abandoned and near-delinquent children -- was highlighted recently when a new pavilion was added to the community.

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    An important social experiment in the Ivory Coast -- a "friendship" village for abandoned and near-delinquent children -- was highlighted recently when a new pavilion was added to the community. The new building was donated by the Danish Government, which has promised further aid.

    The village, run by a French priest, houses forty children in buildings donated by several foreign governments -- including those of Canada and France. Education at the village is aimed at re-introducing children to society, enabling them to take their place in the community when they leave.

    SYNOPSIS: A children's village, built in the Ivory Coast with international finance, has been hailed as an important social experiment. For the village houses 40 children abandoned by their parents and once close to delinquency. The Danish Government has just contributed a new pavilion, opened during an informal ceremony recently, and the new building takes its place alongside eight other pavilions donated by countries like Canada and France.

    The aim of the community is to re-introduce children to society, enabling them to take their place after a period of care, education and re-habilitation. It's run by a French priest, Father Martin, who showed visitors round the village during a ceremony on Thursday to dedicate the Danish pavilion, which houses a kitchen and dining hall. The Danish Government has promised even more aid for the future, when the village is to be expanded to take more children. Among visitors present at Thursday's ceremony were the Danish Consul general, Mr. Palle Ravn, and his wife, and the president of the village board, Mr. Yahaya Toureh. The village is built on about ten acres, nine miles from the capital, Abidjan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4N25RQVS918E0EYO0FGE5CTNN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4N25RQVS918E0EYO0FGE5CTNN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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