Mozambique: Derre 2

Derre 2's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2018

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More children live in a community that protects their rights. Some 118 council members from 8 schools learned about the harmful effects of early marriage. Now more girls can continue their studies.
  • 65 community leaders had training on child rights, and now parents are learning to advocate for their children.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Four new and three repaired boreholes gave about 2,100 people clean water access. Seven water committees were trained to repair the water points, manage fees, and teach others about sanitation and hygiene. More than 1,100 households received teachings about using latrines,washing hands, and cleaning produce before eating.
  • Malnourished boys and girls gain weight and recover their health. After 125 parents received training on child nutrition, 17 malnourished children are now a healthier weight. These parents are now sharing and demonstrating their new knowledge with the community.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students are getting quality education. School performance improved after 60 teachers received new training in teaching methods.
  • Children's reading and comprehension skills are improving. Since taking part in reading clubs, 250 children have increased their literacy skills.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Religious leaders were trained in ways to reduce child abuse and child marriage. They started using the Citizen Voice in Action model to speak up for better child protection in communities as part of the It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children campaign.
  • Girls and boys have more trained leaders to teach them about their faith. After training 15 pastors, community members are learning more about God's love. As a result, children feel cared for and are growing in their faith.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

Derre 2

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Derre 2, Mozambique

Political tensions between the Mozambican government and the country’s main opposition group eased in 2018. The two sides agreed to end hostilities and come to a peaceful resolution of their differences. After years of growth Mozambique’s economy has been experiencing a steep decline, as the country reels from corruption allegations involving high profile individuals from within and outside the government. Other challenges remain for Mozambicans. More than 800,000 people didn’t have enough food to eat or seeds to plant for next year’s harvest. As well, this year, radical religious groups carried out violent attacks in northern mining regions. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over 6 million Mozambicans were supported in 2018. Thousands of people now have access to clean water, which helps keep them free from diseases. Millions of people received treated bed nets to protect them from mosquitoes carrying malaria. Children were supported with daily meals to help them stay in school and focus on their studies. After-school reading camps gave kids a place to boost their literacy skills. In particular, girls received support and awareness to end gender-based violence, and more than a thousand vulnerable young women received sewing machines so they could start their own small businesses. More community members learned how to manage their finances to help their businesses thrive. Through advocacy to protect vulnerable children, we helped a bill go before the government that would criminalize child marriage. People were empowered to make lasting changes in their communities by learning how to advocate for themselves to the government.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 20 years.
Derre 2, Mozambique is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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