Mozambique Children

About Mozambique

Mozambique's children face many challenges. The lack of education limits children's opportunities - the country has no national early childhood development curriculum or strategy; large numbers of children are not in school due to a lack of facilities and difficult access. The quality of education has also suffered due to limited teacher training. Girls face even greater obstacles – the number of girls attending elementary school drops with each higher grade. Adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to death and disability related to early pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, Mozambique is affected by natural disasters that contribute further to the country's widespread poverty and poor infrastructure.

Facts About

More than 27.9 Million
live there

About 27% of girls and boys are out of school

78 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

Save the Children will continue to incorporate home-based care and youth mobilization into our programs for orphans and vulnerable children, and strengthen psychosocial support to children through "art as therapy" initiatives. We will continue to improve the quality of basic education by focusing on early learning in our ECD programs and on improving basic literacy skills through greater community involvement. We will strengthen our collaborations with government and other maternal and neonatal, child health and nutrition and HIV prevention partners to promote, advocate and develop "best practices" in maternal, newborn and child programs. Our HIV prevention activities will promote an innovative "youth-to-youth" approach in which young people act as mentors for their peers. And, we will continue to target the immediate and long-term causes of hunger and malnutrition by promoting improved agricultural and nutrition practices among rural households

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 59,841
from harm

supported 154,003
in times of crisis

provided 1,887,860 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 34,022 families
feed their children

gave 964,957 children
vital nourishment

Sponsor A Child

Since 1995, Save the Children in Mozambique has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Our early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and young children for school by giving them access to quality preschools and early literacy programs, while our programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. Our work with adolescents focuses on that challenging transition between childhood and adulthood, helping ensure it’s a positive one by teaching them money, job and relationship skills. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Mozambique continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

Sponsor a Child

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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