Portugal has withdrawn from UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, after allegations that the Organisation has been assisting rebel activities in the Portuguese colonies of Guinea Bissau, Angola and Mozambique.
SV children walking through bush.
SV armed guard greet children outside school.
SV children toward a hut
GV children standing in line
CU children (3 shots)
SV children with teacher at blackboard
SV & GTV children squatted on ground with books (3 shots)
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Background: Portugal has withdrawn from UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, after allegations that the Organisation has been assisting rebel activities in the Portuguese colonies of Guinea Bissau, Angola and Mozambique.
VISNEWS cameraman Louis Giminez managed to penetrate rebel-held territory in Guinea Bissau, and took this film of a school for rebels' children, just one of the anti-Portuguese activities said to be aided by UNESCO.
SYNOPSIS: Portugal has withdrawn from UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation after allegations that the Organisation is assisting rebels in the Portuguese colonies of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau. According to the Portuguese Government, one example is school like this one - for guerrillas' children in rebel held territor in Guinea Bissau -- that are receiving help from Unesco.
Portugal's withdrawal from the Pari based Organisation follows several complaints lodged with UNESCO about the organisation's friendly attitude, and even direct aid for the rebels. There are several allegedly UNESCO-aided bush schools in remote areas of Guinea Bissau, and other larger, better-equipped schools in neighbouring Guinea.
Teachers in the bush schools, also members of guerrilla movement hold classes in mathematics, history and other basic subjects -- but with Portuguese troops constantly searching the bush for rebels' hide-outs, the education of these children must be on a day to day basis.