Children enjoy good health
More than 100,000 children are now protected against malaria, thanks to insecticide-treated bed nets distributed by World Vision Mozambique. Thousands of communities are in a better position to prevent HIV and AIDS, as result of World Vision Mozambique supported community mobilisation activities. Water and sanitation continues one of World Vision Mozambique’s main priorities. Current coverage in Mozambique, according to official statistics, is at 59.6 per cent for water and 41.9 per cent for sanitation. Rural areas continue to be less privileged compared to urban areas in accessing safe water, which is essential in reducing children’s vulnerability to waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera.
Children are educated for life
Hundreds of children accustomed to studying under trees and in thatched houses without proper ventilation and lighting, now have better studying facilities following the construction of 15 schools. In 2011, World Vision Mozambique worked with the government and other non-government organisations (NGOs) to build more than 900 equipped primary schools. World Vision continues to increase the number of classrooms, allowing more children to go to school all over the country.
Children experience love of God and their neighbours
World Vision has been promoting Bible courses, spiritual retreats, distribution of Bibles and Christian literature, and training courses to thousands of people in the four provinces it serves. In particular, children are learning the importance of forgiveness and many have dedicated themselves to forgiving others.
Children are cared for, protected and participating
Through its existing programmes, World Vision Mozambique has provided key, multifaceted support to orphans and vulnerable children through community care coalitions. Recently, World Vision also launched a child protection programme in Mozambique to tackle issues related to trafficking of boys and girls for cheap labour and sexual exploitation. This programme has also begun to focus on the situation facing street children in the country´s capital, Maputo. More than 200,000 people are expected to benefit directly from the programme.