World Vision Hong Kong in Mozambique (2019)

World Vision Hong Kong in Mozambique (2019)

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Despite its strategic geographic location and being rich in natural resources, Mozambique remains one of the least developed countries in the world, with about two-thirds of the population living and working in rural areas. Apart from being hit by two major cyclones in 2019, Mozambique also faces political instability in the form of armed confrontations and struggles with a severe debt crisis. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has only brought even greater misery to Mozambique’s economy, and how the international community steps in to help will play a big part in how the country overcomes the adversities.

World Vision has been working in Mozambique since 1983, just 8 years after the birth of the country. Partnering with parents, like-minded organisations, faith leaders and the government, World Vision now operates 28 Area Development Programmes in Mozambique. In the aftermath of the devastating cyclones Idai and Kenneth, World Vision has also been offering relief supplies and assistance to the affected people and communities.

In 2019, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$30.59 million to support 3 ADPs and 9 other projects in Mozambique, benefiting over 200,900 people.

2019 Work Highlights

Area Development Programmes (ADP)

World Vision Hong Kong supported 3 ADPs to improve the livelihoods of children and their families, and encouraged their active participation in the process of building a sustainable community.

Education

  • Empowered students, teachers and community members to produce auxiliary teaching and learning materials with local materials, benefiting over 7,830 students of Grade 1-5 from 22 schools.
  • Trained about 260 teachers to support and follow up on the activities of reading camps.

Child Protection

  • Assisted about 1,300 children aged 18 or below in obtaining birth certificates, which facilitated their access to education and health services.
  • Trained 550 youths from 22 youth clubs on managing child protection issues and protecting their own rights.

Health

  • Provided about 3,090 caregivers of children under the age of 5 with information regarding complimentary and infant feeding, identification of signs of malnutrition, water treatment and sanitation.
  • Supported about 2,710 children with vaccination.
  • Empowered mothers to provide enriched porridge, benefitting 1,440 children under the age of 2.

WASH

  • Advocated for abandoning open defaecation and assisted about 6,400 households in constructing latrines with locally available materials.
  • Empowered 2,200 community members to practise improved sanitation and hygiene habits.
  • Constructed or rehabilitated 5 boreholes to benefit 4,100 people, reducing time spent on fetching water and incidence of waterborne diseases.

Livelihoods

  • Constructed water supply systems to support 2,200 people and 2,500 farm animals.
  • Provided training, seeds and agricultural inputs, benefitting 270 community members.

Funding (HK$): $22,831,550; No. of Beneficiaries: 98,450

Literacy Improvement Project

  • Constructed 4 classrooms in an elementary school, benefiting 240 children.
  • Ran over 50 reading camps to boost the literacy skills of about 1,800 children.

Funding (HK$): $1,112,420; No. of Beneficiaries: 42,820

Cyclone Idai Emergency and Recovery Responses

  • Provided household latrine kits and installed latrines for over 8,630 cyclone-affected families to meet their urgent needs.
  • Organised activities at child friendly spaces, benefiting 6,720 children.
  • Screened about 2,560 children under the age of 5 for malnutrition and referred about 50 of them to hospital for moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

Funding (HK$): $6,641,930; No. of Beneficiaries: 59,670

Total Funding (HK$): 30,585,900; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 200,940



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