This is Silvino's 16-year-old sister Orfa. Orfa wakes up at 5am every morning to take a bath. Then she goes to school. Back by noon, Orfa cooks and takes care of the household. The fact that she has time to study despite her many chores is astonishing, as it is difficult enough for orphaned children to stay in school at all. "I want to be a nurse," she says. "It is hard, but I have to continue studying, and Silvino helps out." Read more at…
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Meet 14-year-old Ana Paulino. When her parents came to register her in school, they did not mention that she and one of her younger sisters suffer from albinism; they also did not know that the school was part of the Child-Friendly Schools initiative, which promotes inclusive education and the right of all children to equitable education. "Many of my classmates like me now, they are not afraid anymore," says Ana with a glint in her eyes.
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UNICEF Mozambique is implementing the “Ignored Children project” since last year. In the Education the project aims to ensure that teachers in all Child-Friendly Schools districts have the knowledge and skills to provide inclusive learning environment for children with disabilities. The Physical Education and Sports is one of the components and includes: procurement of sports kits for children with disabilities and capacity development.
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Meet 8-year-old Tarcizia Narcizo Nguzi who loves hula hooping. "I have already done it ten times today," she says. "I will be a doctor when I grow up, and I will tell my patients to hula hoop. My teacher says it is good for exercise." Tarcizia's school was given more than 50 hula hoops, as part of the sports kit provided through the Child-Friendly Schools initiative.
"Children have to talk to someone, a friend or whomever, if they are abused. They have to know that they are special and they are our future", said UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi during the visit to the health center in Namaacha.
In 2010 a gender audit of the education sector in Mozambique was conducted by UNICEF. And we found that more girls are enrolling in schools especially at primary level. The difference in enrolments between boys and girls has been reducing steadily. Girls in primary schools grew from 42.7 percent in 2000 to 47.7 percent in 2011. However, the key conclusion from the audit is that there is a still lot of ground to be covered to achieve gender equality in schools.