Planet Aid, Inc. along with its in-country implementing partners, ADPP Mozambique (ADPP) and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), are carrying out a 3.5-year multi-faceted health, nutrition, and educational development program to benefit more than 1 million students, teachers, parents, and community members in Mozambique. The program was launched in 2012 and is being carried out under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
This progress update focuses on two aspects of the program: teacher training and student literacy. The program aims to improve the academic performance of 60,000 children through better quality teaching, and is set to train 4,000 new primary school teachers in Mozambique. In addition to improvements in classroom teaching, the program will establish 242 School Clubs in each of the participating primary schools. The aim of the clubs is to create a broader more robust learning environment to further strengthen academic performance among children.