Girls' and Women's Education

An HIV-positive mother nourishes her community in Mozambique

Lurdes Langa, an HIV-positive mother in Manjangue, was growing concerned for the children in her community. As an active volunteer, she saw every day how vulnerable children needed a safe space for support in early childhood development, nutrition, and HIV. “Children in my community could reach age seven without significant physical, cognitive, emotional, and social […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Amelia, an HIV+ Caregiver of a Vulnerable Adolescent, Finds Her Feet Again

“If this project had not come to my neighborhood, I would have died by now. I got a second chance through their assistance. I am grateful because I have gained my life back.” – Amelia, World Education beneficiary Amelia’s first husband died of AIDS, leaving her with one child. She remarried, but her second husband […]

Early Grade Reading, Education

Community Libraries Bring a Love of Learning to Mozambique

Lifelong learning begins with a foundation of literacy. Yet in Mozambique, 40% of adults over 15 cannot read or write, while female literacy trails behind at just 33%. Illiteracy in Mozambique stems from a number of issues, including teacher absenteeism and limited instructional time, according to a USAID-funded study on school effectiveness. On average, Mozambican schools were […]