Humanity & Inclusion in Mozambique
Since 1986, our teams have been responding to issues resulting from the country’s 25-year long civil war.
Since peace agreements were signed in 1992, Mozambique has embarked on a series of political, economic, and administrative reforms. The country is recovering thanks to economic growth, backed by the international community and private investment. However, the biggest threat to stable growth is the rampant spread of HIV/AIDS, poor sanitary conditions, and a very low standard of education.
Humanity & Inclusion's 36-person team works in Mozambique to improve access to and the quality of education for children with disabilities, and promote reproductive and sexual health education to teenagers.
Areas of Intervention
- Inclusive Education
In Mozambique, Humanity & Inclusion 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. The organization also works directly with schools to make them fully inclusive and to demonstrate the positive impact of a system that includes and encourages children with disabilities.
Humanity & Inclusion works to increase access to sexual reproductive health and rights and services among teenagers, prioritizing the most underserved women and girls.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Mozambique since 1986, fostering a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for people with disabilities. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.
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Cyclone Idai Response
On March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, killing more than 600 people, injuring more than 1,600, and leaving nearly 2 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Our team assisted people in rebuilding their livelihoods. Humanity & Inclusion worked to ensure access to clean, safe water and to include people with disabilities throughout the recovery period. Humanity & Inclusion also worked alongside communities to prepare for future disasters and develop an inclusive emergency response.
For nearly ten years, teams of Humanity & Inclusion deminers and specially trained dogs were used to clear landmines. This program ended as the country declared itself mine-free in September 2015.
Partnering with districts, NGOs, and service providers, Humanity & Inclusion helped improve the quality of life for survivors of mine accidents and their families by performing a mine survivor needs assessment and promoting a victim aid plan.
Supporting Organizations of Persons with Disabilities
Humanity & Inclusion helped improve the effectiveness of two social support centers by teaching members how to apply for funding and implement specific projects.
Humanity & Inclusion promoted literacy among people with disabilities in Mozambique by creating inclusive adult reading centers and supporting the “literacy for everyone” campaign on the local and national levels.
Advocacy Through the Arts
To promote the importance of fully including people with disabilities in society, Humanity & Inclusion curated al multidisciplinary show called Incluarte with a company that included a diverse cast of people with and without disabilities
Resilience and Social Protection
Humanity & Inclusion helped even more people with disabilities get access to social and health centers by supporting Information, Orientation, and Social Support Centers (SIOCS).