Help Save Children in Mozambique
It’s hard for a child to succeed in Mozambique. The country has no national early childhood development curriculum or strategy. Many children are not in school due to a lack of facilities and difficult access, and girls are at an even greater disadvantage with fewer attending school each passing year. On top of that, natural disasters only worsen the country's widespread poverty and poor infrastructure.
The Challenges for Children in Mozambique
Living in poverty, without access to quality healthcare, education and basic social services, children in Mozambique need your help.*
- Only 36% of girls 15 and older are literate
- 27% of school-age children are out of school
- 71 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
- 22% of children are engaged in child labor
- 46% of people live in poverty
Our Work for Children in Mozambique
There is a great need for Save the Children’s work in Mozambique. In response, Save the Children is incorporating home-based care into our programs for orphans and vulnerable children. We are strengthening emotional support to children through "art as therapy" initiatives. We are also improving the quality of basic education by focusing on early learning in our early childhood development programs, and we’re promoting children’s basic literacy skills through greater community involvement.
We work closely 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 health programs. We’re also working to target the immediate and long-term causes of hunger and malnutrition by promoting improved agricultural and nutrition practices among rural households.
Working closely with local communities in Mozambique, Save the Children designs Sponsorship programs to help vulnerable children from early childhood to early adulthood — giving them a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm along the way. Our early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and young children for school by giving them access to quality preschools and early literacy programs. 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.
- Protected 34,706 children from harm
- Supported 85,796 children in times of crisis
- Provided 1,213,058 children with a healthy start in life
- Supported 91,617 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs
- Gave 594,532 children vital nourishment
How to Help Children in Mozambique
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Mozambique, and around the world, survive and thrive.
Sponsor a Mozambican Child
Be the hero in the life of a child in need. Sponsor a child in Mozambique and help them grow up healthy, educated and safe.
Sources: * 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; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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