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Securing the Livelihoods of rural Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mozambique

Securing the Livelihoods of rural Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mozambique

Full title of the project:

Securing the Livelihoods of rural Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mozambique

Target areas:

Manica and Sofala provinces

USD 965 222
Project code:

To improve the long-term nutrition, life and food security of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) affected by HIV and AIDS in Mozambique.

Key partners:

Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women and Social Action, Ministry of Agriculture, Save the Children Mozambique, Reducing Exploitive Child Labor in Mozambique, Christian Children’s Fund, Socialistische Solidariteit Belgium, Africare, National Association for Self-Reliant Development, Manica Peasants’ Union, Tete Provincial Peasants’ Union, Kubatsirana and the Foundation for Community Development.

Beneficiaries reached:

5 092 OVCs, as well as 25 558 indirect beneficiaries.

Activities implemented:
  • Developed a national strategy to expand and institutionalize the JFFLS approach across Mozambique.
  • Introduced the junior farmer field and life school (JFFLS) methodology to 30 schools, increasing participation in the Celeiro da Vida programme by 2 400 young people.
  • Trained a total of 192 JFFLS facilitators and provided refresher training, in-service training and coaching to over 65 JFFLS facilitators, school directors and district technicians, as well as regional and national JFFLS trainers.
  • Conducted a workshop on JFFLS monitoring and evaluation for various stakeholders.
  • Incorporated new topics and exercises into the JFFLS curriculum related to aspects that mitigate the effects of HIV and AIDS.
  • Carried out eight field visits to raise awareness and share results on JFFLS implementation.
    Published a national training manual for JFFLS facilitators.
  • 94.1 percent of the beneficiaries who participated in the JFFLS concluded the school year.
  • Increased agricultural production and productivity as well as produced food in learning and school production fields, which improved JFFLS pupils’ physical and mental ability to participate in JFFLS activities with motivation.
  • Children and youth assisted by the project acquired knowledge and good practices on growing crops, handling livestock, diversifying food and nutrition security, conserving local resources and understanding the care required for the healthy development of human beings.
  • Promoted self-esteem and encouraged the development of income-generating projects among vulnerable children and youth.
  • Strengthened the institutional capacity to manage, implement, consolidate and integrate the JFFLS methodology among implementation teams in schools and Government technicians.
  • Changed cultural attitudes regarding gender and discrimination against those living with HIV and AIDS.