Sky-high unemployment rates and deteriorated families set the backdrop for Mozambique’s children. Economic dependence on South Africa, severe drought, and a prolonged civil war slow the country’s development. Despite rich natural resources and sprawling agriculture, Mozambique remains one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world.

  • There are nearly 17 million school-aged youth in Mozambique—of which 70% are illiterate
  • Among those who finish primary school, two-thirds of them never learn basic reading, writing, or math
  • While 94% of girls in Mozambique enroll in school, only 1% continue on to college

With current political stability and economic growth, many doors are opening for work. Sadly, the lack of education perpetuates a void of educated workers.

Now is the time for change in Mozambique and it starts with education.

Mozambique is embarking on an ambitious education initiative to leapfrog the current educational gap in order to address the deficit of skilled laborers due to the recent discoveries of vast reserves of coal, natural gas and oil. In partnership with Mozambique’s Former President, Joaquim Chissano, and Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Brazil, CouldYou? developed a 20-year plan for Mozambique—a low-cost, sustainable model to improve education in Mozambique. This initiative will transform the educational system in the country, ultimately dismantling the chains of extreme poverty with a goal to expand into all of Africa.

This education model has been selected because it is:

Scalable and Successful

This education model was designed by Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Brazil and is currently serving 45,000 youth per week in Brazil

Language

There is no immediate translation necessary. The integrity of the material remains intact as Brazil and Mozambique speak the same language, Portuguese.

Proven

This is a proven model of transformation for developing countries with its award-winning curriculum focused on closing the gap between the rich and the poor. The model is low-cost and able to be privatized.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to impact every child in Mozambique. Over the next 20 years, Educate Mozambique could impact 16.7 million school-aged children, as 62% of the population of Mozambique is between the ages of 5 and 25.

We are in phase two of this project, trying to secure the funding to see this vision become a reality.  If you want to leave a legacy and help a nation get itself out of poverty, please contact us at info@couldyou.org

As a result of the initiative:

  • Literacy rates are projected to increase to 98%
  • 85% of people are projected to procure higher paying jobs
  • An entire generation of youth will be transformed and ready to lead their country to continued economic growth

In addition, as Chair of the Africa Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government, President Chissano is uniquely positioned to replicate this educational system to other African countries, so the impact can truly be continent-wide.

Give Meaning

This birthday or holiday, give a meaningful gift to someone you care about. We will e-mail a thank you photo to them in their honor.  If you have a preference, you may give to a specific cause in their honor, such as literacy, water or health.

Mr. Rabbit and the Well Book

This birthday or holiday, give a meaningful gift to someone you care about. We will e-mail a thank you photo to them in their honor.  If you have a preference, you may give to a specific cause in their honor, such as literacy, water or health.

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Donation Total: $20.00

Checks (made out to CouldYou?) can be mailed to:

Christine Garde

1394 Merritt Terrace

El Cajon, CA  92020