Empowering Girls to Learn and Earn
A new programme 'Empowering Girls to Learn and Earn' is working to improve the economic empowerment of the most marginalised out-of-school girls in Manica and Sofala provinces of Mozambique.
The project specifically focuses on supporting girls and young women aged 15-19 who are married, living with disabilities and/or affected by HIV and AIDS. Find out more about the programme and volunteer opportunities available.
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Girls Education Challenge Project
Our Girls Education Challenge Project (GEC) in Manica province seeks to ensure improved life chances of marginalized girls through an enabling school and community environment.
Phoning Out Poverty and AIDS
In a country where around 1 in 10 adults lives with HIV, our programme Phoning Out Poverty and AIDS (POPA) contributes to the improvement in the standards of physical and social well-being for migrant mine workers, their families, and mining communities affected by HIV and AIDS.
Adolescent girls and young women suffer disproportionately from negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes, challenging their ability to contribute to their communities’ and country’s development.
Young women aged 15 to 19 are twice as likely to die in childbirth as adult women, and half of all new HIV infections occur in young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
"From my experience as a VSO volunteer I know all too well that if the right people with the right skills are not present, then little or no sustainable work will happen."
"The most memorable moment was when I introduced new crop varieties among farmers. For years, they'd believed it would not grow in their fields, but when it succeeded they were happy and I was happy too."
Breaking down HIV stigma in Mozambique
Every day, 410 people in Mozambique are infected with HIV. Celina was diagnosed when she was just 18 years old.
A future burning bright for Alice
Alice's family were homeless and in extreme poverty when her miner father and brother died. Things started changing when she joined an income generation workshop
Interested in volunteering in Mozambique? We'd love to hear from you:
Location: 902 Maputo, Mozambique
Phone: 21311572, 21 302594, 84(82) 3013970