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. 

  • We taught communities about the importance of birth certificates to secure access to health care, education and other services.
  • 1,375 children in Mozambique received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 50 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 1,338 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation

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

  • We increased health care services to remote villages by using bicycle ambulances to transport patients in places where roads are impassable for cars.
  • 1,000 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 11,250 women and children in Mozambique were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 3,666 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases

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

  • We trained primary school teachers to help their students succeed at reading skills, and equipped schools with books and furniture.
  • 7 schools were upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 90 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 50 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning

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

  • We collaborated with local partners to provide youth with vocational training in carpentry, blacksmithing and accounting so they could support themselves and their families.
  • 104 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 60 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 82 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income

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