Population:22.39 millionLiteracy Rate:55%Religion: Roman Catholic (28.4%)
Salesian Missions knows the best way to combat poverty in Mozambique – one of the poorest countries in the world – is through education and skills training. Half the population lives in poverty and a shortage of trained teachers has hampered efforts to open new schools in the past.
Teach Job Skills to Youth
According to the government of Mozambique, 54% of the population lives below the poverty line. For youth, job training is key to a better future.
For the nearly one hundred youth, the “Rifugio di Languene,” in the capital of Mozambique, allows them to receive an education and technical training. At the Salesian Training School in Oamba, youth have access to education and have a home in the student hostel.
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Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 172nd out of 182 countries on the UN Human Development Index. Access to education and educated teachers is critical to help youth improve their lives.
Salesian Missions operates the only professional teacher training program in the country. Through a collaboration with the Salesians, the Spanish foreign ministry, the government of Mozambique and the Youth of the Third World organization, classes are providing to teachers in Mozambique. In addition to classroom activities, online classes are available for specialized areas in industry, tourism, agriculture and administration.
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