Working With Children in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai causes loss of life and widespread destruction across Mozambique

Cyclone Idai devastated several regions in Mozambique when it made landfall on March 14th. Flooding in the country has caused loss of life and displacement. At this time, 602 people have been reported dead, with over 1,500 reported injured. About 1.85 million people have been impacted. Approximately 128,000 people are sheltering in 154 sites across the region and over one million children have been affected.

Donate now to help vulnerable children and their families affected by this crisis with life-saving essentials like food, hygiene kits and more. Your gift will also help establish safe spaces for children to meet their physical and emotional needs during this crisis.

While no Canadian sponsor-supported communities in Mozambique were directly impacted, World Vision is on the ground providing immediate assistance to those in need. This has to date included, but is not limited to, the distribution of 400 hygiene kits, 400 dignity kits, 800 cholera kits, and hot meals targeting 10,000 meals per day in the city of Beira.

Disasters of this magnitude are especially frightening and traumatic for children. World Vision is working to protect both their physical and psychosocial needs. To date, two child-friendly spaces have been opened in the affected areas. Children will also be at-risk of hunger, injury and death from the devastating floods. We are monitoring the situation and working with local communities to provide supplies to those impacted including non-food items to those families affected. We are also leveraging partnerships with various UN agencies, communities, donors and faith- and community-based organizations to respond to the crisis.

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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. 

  • 100 children are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 15 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 580 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,135 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 1,224 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 29 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 5,059 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 91 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 100 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 185 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 3,952 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 46 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 50 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 142 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 21 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 40 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 65 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 300 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources


Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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