© UNICEF Mozambique/2012
Keeping girls in school, and overcoming the barriers
One of the first things Loveness mentions is how she has always loved going to school. She reiterates how important it is to learn, and shares her dream of becoming a nurse. Close to her chest, her 3-month-old daughter sleeps calmly.
How change at school can give access to rights
When 14-year-old Ana Paulino started school at EPC Armando Guebuza School, she did not expect to take part in many activities-especially not in gym class.
"My dream is to study and never stop!"
Students at Macunene School have prepared a play, and the message is sharp. As part of their involvement in the school theatre project focusing on social issues, the students are working to inform the community about topics of crucial concern.
Access to water supports an entire community
Jonito José Antonio tells us that the improved access to water, hygiene education and sanitary facilities achieved by the CFS initiative has had a great impact on the communities.
Immunizations spark curiosity
Cesar Pascoal Macitela is a health technician from the local hospital, and comes weekly to EPC 25 de Junho School in Chibuto district, Gaza province. "I like coming here to work with the children".
"We are alone, but we still want to finish school"
The children are dancing and singing at EPC Chaimite Bairro 2 School in Chibuto; they are performing the traditional dances of their province, Gaza. One of them, 14-year-old Silvino Masinge, continues dancing after the formal show is over.
Teach me to hula-hoop!
Grains of sand inside the hula-hoops create a characteristic sound, which can be heard all over Bairro 3 da Cidade. As soon as the bell rings for a break, the children run out of their classrooms to grab their favourite colour.
Anything that is sharp can be life threatening
It is not an easy task to explain to young people that they need to be responsible, and always protect themselves against HIV- all the more so when access to both protection and reliable information is limited.
Zikla writes - for herself, and for her future
Zikla Omar Ismael likes to write. She is only 6 years old and in Grade 1, but has already learned to read and write. Holding her new pen, Zikla proudly states that she does not think it took her a long time to learn. Her teacher smiles in agreement.