Mozambique

Working With Children in Mozambique

In 2015, Mozambique was officially declared to be free of thousands of landmines left over from decades of war, meaning farmers can cultivate crops and graze livestock safely. World Vision supports children in Mozambique through agriculture associations where family farmers collaborate on buying seeds and marketing their crops. Goat rearing and fish farming are also ways for families to increase food supplies and earn income.

With one third of the population lacking access to safe water and almost half the population needing better sanitation, this is an area of investment for World Vision. Other priorities are the health and education of young children.

Your impact in Mozambique

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 

  • 4 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 2 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 2 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 70 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 133 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 198 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 197 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 3,854 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 60 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 4,508 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 

  • 1,125 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 735 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 292 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 500 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 28 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 

  • 55 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 7,725 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 177 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 342 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 293 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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