The education systems of the cities of Maputo and Pemba show significant difficulties in terms of illiteracy: 29.9% in Pemba and 14% in Maputo, and school dropouts: 31% in Pemba and 9% in Maputo.
The overload of child domestic work, the insufficient number of teachers and their poor training meet the low recognition of the role of the school and the lack of family involvement. The educational situation is particularly dramatic for girls and young women. These are among the conditions that lead to a high drop-out rate in primary schools with 31% in Pemba and 9% in Maputo.
(Source: INE 2013)
The Particidade project promotes a shared idea of education as a right, a common good, and a community responsibility.
Fondazione Reggio Children supports the cities of Maputo and Pemba in increasing social inclusion, participation and quality of primary school education (age group 5-11) through the professional development of teachers and educators, the elaboration of educational paths and proposals inside and outside the school by setting up an agreement between municipalities, schools, and areas.
The results of the project in Maputo
in the workshops among students, teachers, municipal officials, library staff, local associations
involved in extracurricular activities in the 4 pilot primary schools
involved in after-school activities and in libraries
The Pemba project results
22 municipal teachers and technicians
participating in the workshops
450 children and young people
involved in the project
2250 family members
involved in the pilot actions
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