15 January 2024

Learning and Skills for the future

The Government of Mozambique has taken important positive steps to promote access to education. In 2018, it passed a revised education law that extended the duration of mandatory, free education from seven to nine years. The Government has also adopted ambitious national strategies to promote inclusive education, so that children with special…, THE CHALLENGES, Lack of access to early education: Less than 4 per cent of children under 5 years of age access early learning services in Mozambique. There is a significant urban-rural disparity, with children aged 3-5 years living in urban areas twice as likely to have attended preschool as those living in rural areas. Low rates of net school enrolment and…, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?, A insegurança no norte do país deixou muitas crianças sem acesso à escola no norte de Moçambique. As organizações humanitárias precisam de cerca de 23 milhões de dólares americanos para satisfazer as necessidades humanitárias relacionadas com a educação no país. For every child to learn and acquire skills for the future… Access to education…, Story: Building back better at Sambazo primary school, Reconstruir melhor na escola primária de Sambazo The primary school at Sambazo in Dondo district was destroyed three times – by Cyclone Idai in 2019, tropical storm Chalane in 2020, and tropical cyclone Eloise in 2021. Now, says school director Henrique Tomo, it has been rebuilt to withstand the forces of nature and ensure children will be able to…, UNICEF’S RESPONSE, A RESPOSTA DO UNICEF NA EDUCAÇÃO EM MOÇAMBIQUE With support from partners, UNICEF works closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen education service provision. UNICEF prioritizes: Supporting implementation of the Education Strategic Plan and the Inclusive Education and Development of Children with Disabilities Strategy for 2020-2029…, Story: A second chance at education, História: Uma segunda oportunidade na educação When conflict began in 2017, the Nahavara primary school took in 524 displaced children. “At the beginning, it was not too difficult to integrate the students,” says school director Lopes Abibo. But now, the school has grown far beyond its capacity – last year, it went from 2,000 students to 3,880…