Volunteer in Mozambique. Community volunteers - part of Cyclone Idai response.
VSO/Peter Caton

Mozambique

We've worked in Mozambique since 1998, building healthy communities and strengthening inclusive education systems. We're currently active in Manica, Safala and Maputo provinces.

13,601

We reached 13,601 people with emergency food aid after Cyclone Idai.

3,000

Over the next five years, we will enhance the economic empowerment of 3,000 out-of-school girls.

536

We've trained 536 community volunteers in social inclusion, social accountability and disaster preparedness.

Healthy communities

A young man sits outside as part of a sexual health discussion

We work to engage young men through peer networks and community-based interventions.

Our health programming in Mozambique focuses on improving young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, by challenging harmful gender norms and traditional views of masculinity. In Maputo province, our InterACT project uses interactive radio and listening clubs to engage boys on gender issues, developing their understanding of – and encouraging support for – women’s rights and gender equality.

Inclusive education

A young Mozambicuan woman sits on her bed to study

We support young women to access education and benefit from economic opportunities.

Working with Light for the World and local partners, our Empowering Adolescent Girls to Earn and Learn (EAGLE) project supports out-of-school girls and young women in Manica and Sofala provinces to enhance their economic empowerment, by improving their access to basic education.

Through accelerated literacy and numeracy classes, girls develop the basic reading and writing skills that they need to benefit from income-generating opportunities. Alongside this, we support young women to gain community backing for their education and economic empowerment.

Over the five-year project, we aim to reach 3,000 girls, 4,000 boys and male relatives, and 120 community teachers.

Join the EAGLE project as an inclusive education expert volunteer

Contact us

We work with a number of partners in Mozambique including the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the EU, GAC, SIDA, the International Organisation for Migration, BIG Lottery Fund, and MEDICOR Foundation.

Our delivery partners include the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education and Human Development, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and Conselho Nacional do Volontariado.

If you are interested in supporting our work, or if you have another query, get in touch:

Address: VSO Mozambique, Av. Julius Nyerere, No. 1593, Maputo, Mozambique, P.O. Box 902  

Tel: +258 21 497 651

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for more skilled specialists, particularly in the area of inclusive education.

Find out more about volunteering with us in Mozambique


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A student at Umutara School for the Deaf

Inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights

Supporting the most vulnerable people to realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

16-year-old Nirmala smiles with her friend, who is carrying a pile of schoolbooks.

Education system strengthening

Developing inclusive education systems that leave no child behind.