Mozambique

Working With Children in Mozambique



Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

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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:
  • 1,880 children under 18 received birth certificates in the past year because of World Vision's work.
  • 1,406 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 18 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 804 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 17,999 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 40 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 1 Citizen Voice and Action documents and plans of action were created, equipping social accountability groups to accomplish their goals.
  • 19 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 4,551 people benefited from psychosocial support activities appropriate for their age and gender.
  • 1,679 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 13,798 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 119 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 58 community health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 60 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 448 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 40 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 299 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 36 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 4,584 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 76 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 110 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 12 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 2 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 

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

  • 2 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
  • 1,720 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness

Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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