Twelve children break the cycle of school dropout in Mozambique, attending the eighth year of schooling in the village of Massaca, 60 kms from Ndivinduane, where they grew up.
In one country (Mozambique) marked by high dropout rates, early pregnancies and a region with great poverty and lack of resources, there are 12 youngsters interested in pursuing their studies and attending eighth grade.
Staying in Ndivinduane, where the majority of the population lives on agriculture and where unemployment rages, will amount to a life of hardship. Continuing to study may be their ticket to a better life for them and their family.
In his village, the seventh year marks the end of school. 60 kms away, in the village of Massaca, there is a school to welcome them and where they can continue their studies. For this, these youngsters will have to live in Massaca, since the distance does not allow them to return home daily. To ensure that they are properly accompanied, they will live with a foster family.
Classes are starting and without your support, these young people will not go to school for another year.
This campaign will allow a dozen young people to break the cycle of droping out of school, living in the village of Massaca, and attending the eighth year of school.
About the author
The Capulana Association supports and provides opportunities for Mozambican children and youth.
The Capulana Association wants to break the cycle of poverty in Mozambique, giving access to nutrition, education and health.
The Capulana Association encourages entrepreneurship by creating sustainability.
The Capulana Association supports the ongoing training of teachers, health professionals and community leaders.
Fátima Azevedo da Costa
She lived in Mozambique during her childhood and youth.
Throughout the year, she monitors the functioning of the Ndivinduane nursery and school, its activities and formations, and seeks, from Portugal, to promote them through the Capulana Association.
Once a year she visits the village of Ndivinduane where she listens to the population and carries out training actions according to their needs.
Coming from the city of Boane, Inês is currently the Childhood Education Coordinator, and one of the directors of the Massaca school. It is linked to the Fundação Encontro, giving training.
At the beginning of 2017, she came to Portugal, with the support of the Capulana Association, for two weeks of training in different schools in Lisbon and Torres Vedras. Inês dreams and works so she can help children the way shw was helped.
Also from the city of Boane, Professor António is one of the principals of the school of the Massaca and the Education Coordinator in the Fundação Encontro, where he also develops some training actions. At the beginning of 2017, he came to Portugal, with the support of the Capulana Association, for two weeks of training in different schools in Lisbon and Torres Vedras.
Antonio has the mission of helping children fulfill their dreams.
Budget and due dates
Total budget cost: 5400€ for 9 months
PPL Campaign: 3000€
The amount of 50€, monthly, is the amount per child to pay board (which will take place in foster families ), food and education (school supplies, 2 school uniforms and tuition).
This 3000€ campaign will allow the coverage for half a year tuitions.
The project will begin immediately so that they can be integrated in this school year: February to October 2017.