expectancy in Mozambique is just 41 years with under
half the population is literate. This are well below
even sub-Saharan standards. Whilst AIDS in
Mozambique hasn't been as endemic as in other countries there are still 1.5m infected, with 1.4 million orphans with a third of those orphaned through AIDS. Most children who live in rural areas have restricted access to safe water, education and health care.
As such most volunteer work programs in Mozambique focus on these areas; building infrastructure including school and safe water projects. There is also a developing volunteer sector in
preservation and conservation work. As such those
looking to undertake volunteer work in Mozambique may well
find themselves working with street children or in
medical settings. There are also openings working to
empower women and girls as well as working in orphanages
and teaching English in schools.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Mozambique let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!