Sponsor a Child in Mozambique
- ChildFund came to Mozambique: 2005
- Population below poverty line: 70%
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- ChildFund participated in the African Child Policy Forum, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Chissano International Conference Center in Mozambique. As part of the forum, a study was released that reviewed the budget performance of 52 African governments between 2006-2008, focusing on spending in sectors that most directly benefit children. Mozambique has performed well.
Nearly five centuries of Portuguese rule ended in 1975 for the Southeastern African country of Mozambique, once one of the world’s poorest countries. More than 1 million people in this coastal country have HIV/AIDS, 58 percent are women.
At nearly 104 deaths per 1,000 live births, the infant mortality rate here is one of the highest in the world. Almost 15 percent of infants die before reaching their first birthday and 25 percent before age 5.
A Healthier Beginning
To help give infants in Mozambique a fighting chance at life, we help educate mothers about pre and postnatal care. We also work to provide immunizations, which are too often in short supply, and to closely monitor child growth.
Because malnutrition is a major problem, our work also includes providing nutritional awareness and food security techniques.
Through funding by Irish Aid, ChildFund has projects in Zavala and Gondola that focus on orphans and vulnerable children.
“We’ve set up parent-teacher councils to help educate entire communities about the value of education.”
In many schools in Mozambique, class size can reach up to 90 students. There are no desks, so students sit on dirt floors or rough logs. Sometimes, there are no bathrooms or even latrines. Teachers have little or no formal education. And in many cases, girls do not have access to education at all.
We’ve set up parent-teacher councils to help educate entire communities about the value of education. We provide chairs, desks, blackboards and basic reference texts as well as supplies and sports materials for cultural groups and sports groups.
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Raising awareness about children’s issues including child protection, child rights, gender equity, school management, local curriculum and proper personal hygiene is critical.