What We Do

NUTRITION

43%

das crianças em Moçambique ainda sofrem de desnutrição crónica (UNICEF).

We offer a meal to the 300 Children that attend to Ndivinduane Village School, and sometimes is the only meal of the day for these children. It includes locally produced meat and vegetables.

We distribute food baskets to the most needy families in the Village.

We contribute to the diminishing of poverty, encouraging and supporting the Vegetable Gardens to the sustenance of the families, offering corn seeds, bean, peanut, cassava cuttings, sweet potato ranches, banana trees socas, and multiple fruit trees.

We also support the learning to the Families:
• agricultural calendar;
• land provision;
• seed conservation;
• seeding, sacha and heaps;
• harvest and storage.

We support the plantation of moringas, a tree that is known as the “miracle tree”, because the quantity and quality of the nutrients that offers. We want to suppress a lot of the needs of the population, in a sustained and sustained manner.

It was necessary the construction of two holes for the extraction of water, fundamental to the well being and development of the Village.

EDUCATION

Ndivinduane School has 4 classrooms, 1 teacher room, 1 supervision office, 1 library, 2 latrines with septic sink (one for boys and another for girls). It also has a basketball and a soccer field for the Physical Education classes and for the children to play on the school breaks.

There is also a daycare for children aged 2 to 5, with 4 classrooms and covered courtyard for activities.

At least, one time per year, we support training for the Teachers, Educators and Community Leaders.

With the Awaken Trainers Program, called ‘awakeners’, they do door to door visits, in the ‘machambas’ (vegetables gardens), places of concentration of people and organize lectures in a way to motivate adults to study and learn Portuguese. With this Program, we can regain some students that have dropped the School.

We support 70 young and adults to study away, the majority with good results.

We offer scholarships to 5 Children of Home Gaiato, to study in the Universities and Professional Institutes, in Maputo.

In 2002, in Mozambique, the percentage of students that frequented the first grade was 36%, now they are more than 70% (UNICEF). We take much pride, within our limits, in our contribution to this change.

HEALTH

Health

In Ndivinduane Village, we have built 40 latrines with septic sinks and in the school we have also have latrines for boys and girls.

Monthly, Ndivinduane and neighboring villages Mother’s, are invited to a general lecture about health: nutrition and prevention of diseases like malaria, AIDS, cholera, diarrheas, and others alike.

Through dancing and theatre, together with community leaders, we do campaigns about hygiene, prevention of diseases and premature weddings.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUSHIPS

For the local development we encouraged:

• the farmers building a market for sale and exchange of horticulture and livestock goods;
• a small factory of blocks to civil construction;
• a grocery store with first necessity goods that helps maintaining the daycare and the school;
• a crafts store/workshop, in the village of Massaca.

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