Mundine Village Benefits from Three Conventional Classrooms

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On the 11th of July, the Primary School of Nacarapa, located in the administrative post of the town of Namorrói, Mudine locality, province of Zambézia, benefited from three classrooms of conventional material.  These are the fruits of the successful project, ADIRA-Accelerating the Right to Education of the Girl Child, implemented mid 2015.  In partnership with the Movement for Education for All and the National Association of Friends of the Pastoral of the Child with the support of the Big Lottery Fund, ActionAid Moçambique successfully delivered three new conventionally built classrooms to this rural community.

During the delivery of the classrooms, parents and caretakers praised the partners for the gesture. “We are very grateful for the building of these classrooms. The previous classes lacked adequate conditions to facilitate effective learning process.  Our children were exposed to danger, and any strong wind or rain was enough reason to miss going to school” said Antonio Rassul, in charge of education.

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The school, which has 7 teachers and a total of 324 students, of which 167 are female, had classrooms built from precarious material. School Director, Cassano Ernesto, called on partners to continue implementing gender-based projects. “I think they should spread this initiative throughout all provinces because it contributes to the promotion of childrens’ right to education.”

The project also rehabilitated 3 classrooms of Muhua Elementary School. It brought back 300 girls to school, and trained 150 teachers in gender-sensitive pedagogy. This data was put forward by ActionAid Program Director, Aboo Bakar, during the official delivery of the project to the Namarroi district government on July 12th. The delivery ceremony was attended by the District Administrator, District Youth Education and Technology Services Representative, members of school boards, those in charge of education, members of the girl’s club and representatives of civil society organizations.

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