Mozambique

Working With Children in Mozambique



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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.

For more information, please call us at 1-800-654-2650.
 

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. 
 

  • 2 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 7 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 1 community group is teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 54,985 children were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 320,945 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 2,817 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 20 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 35 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 118 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 22,610 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 75 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 129 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 12 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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