Portugal 2,000 “Solidarity Backpacks” for Children in Cape Verde

Over a hundred schools in Portugal joined the Solidarity Backpacks campaign organized by the Cape Verde 2018 Project, which collected 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for Cape Verdean students with few resources.

The project, begun in 2018, involved university students and young professionals belonging to several Portuguese entities including Alamos Youth Association, Rampa Club, and the Maria Beatriz Lopes da Cunha Foundation, in collaboration with the local community of Cape Verde.

The spokesperson for a group of physiotherapy students at the Piaget de Silves Institute said that “experiences like this are important not only for our personal enrichment, but also for our growth as citizens who want a more just and connected society.”

Romana, n. 67, July-December 2018, p. 310.

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