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Centro MovelIn the realm of reinforcement of institutional capabilities and the promotion of access to information, the United Nations supports the development of the Mobile Youth Center project. Youth from Santa Cruz and the entire Northern Region of Santiago are the first out of four (4) groups to benefit from this program that is planned to be implemented in other municipalities of the country.

United Nations, Cape Verde, April 8th – Youth from Santa Cruz residents in remote areas of the municipality as well as all of the Northern Region of Santiago are now receiving the benefits of the Mobile Center, that has the objective to promote and assure access of youth population to information and new technologies.

This initiative that comes from a partnership between UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund with One Program and the Ministry of Youth, will contribute to help these young people to be more capable, able and with the tools to enable them to participate actively and effectively in the developing process of their locality, their municipality and country; having the perspective of a complete exercise of citizenship.

Centro MovelCreated by the Santa Cruz Youth Center, the Mobile Center will bring and facilitate quality information about sexual and reproductive health of young people, HIV/AIDS, prevention against use and abuse of drugs and criminality. To help fight against violence based on gender, in addition, promoting meetings and training sessions in different areas of interest to the youth.

Having access to quality information and services about sexual and reproductive health that enables the young to access the best tools for deciding on a healthy life.

This is the first part of a series of four that will be delivered in the near future to other municipalities.