HI works in Mozambique to improve access to and the quality of education for children with disabilities. We also provide emergency humanitarian assistance and help communities to prepare for and recover from disasters.
Sarneta, a female deminer, Humanity & Inclusion Mozambique. | © J-J. Bernard / HI
HI Mozambique promotes access to quality education for children with disabilities. It assesses teachers’ training needs and delivers complementary modules on inclusive education during their teacher training. We also work directly with schools to make them fully inclusive and to demonstrate the positive impact of a system that includes and encourages children with disabilities.
HI Mozambique continues to support those affected by the cyclones which hit the country in March and April 2019 (Idai). Our activities aim to assist people rebuilding their livelihoods, to ensure access to clean, safe water and to ensure that people with disabilities are included throughout the recovery period. HI also works with communities to prepare for disasters and to take into account the needs of the most vulnerable.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.
Since the 1992 peace agreements, which brought an end to 25 years of civil war, Mozambique has pursued extensive political, economic and administrative reforms. The country is still recovering from two powerful cyclones in 2019.
Mozambique’s economic growth has been strongly supported by the international community and private-sector investment, in a favourable political context. The government aims to reduce its dependency on international aid, however, the biggest obstacle to achieving stable growth remains the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, the worrying public health situation, and the very low level of education.
Until recently, Mozambique was one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. By signing up to the Ottawa Treaty in 1998, the government committed to demining the country before 2014. This challenge was met in 2015, in particular thanks to HI's work to support mine victims and the organisation's demining operations.
Number of Handicap International staff members: 34
Date the programme opened: 1986