Promotion of children’s rights and socioeconomic integration of families from the communities of Santa Maria and Espargos – Centro de Intervenção Comunitário - SOS Sal

DAC Sector: Multisectorial aid for elementary social services

Global aim

To improve the quality of health services provided to the Santiago Norte population.

Millennium Development Goals

  • Goal 1 – Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger


  • Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P.
  • Aldeias Infantis SOS Cabo Verde


  • Aldeias Infantis SOS Cabo Verde

Latest Developments

The island of Sal is establishing itself as an international tourist destination. As such, it has been attracting people from other islands in search of employment and better living conditions. However, the supply of labour is significantly lower than the demand, which brings a large number of families into situations of poverty, family disintegration and economic and social vulnerability, with frequent violations of children's right.

This project is designed to serve those children and adolescents in vulnerable situations. It aims to provide a community centre - SOS Sal - which supports orphaned children and/or those at risk of losing parental or family care.

This project was 100% financed by Camões, I.P. (€10,000) in 2013.