In 2017, it will be the first professional school at Matutuine, Mozambique!
Djabula Professional School: A NEW PATH OF HOPE FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF MATUTUINE AND THEIR FAMILIES!
Since 1999, NGO VIDA is working with rural communities in Matutuine, the southernmost district of Mozambiqueneighboring Maputo city, but so isolated as to merge the livelihoods with the mainly dry and sandy soils, making the population extremely vulnerable to the slightest change in weather or food prices.
VIDA has built a Communitary Development Centre at Djabula village and together with families started to identify the real problems that maintain people in extreme poverty. Primarily working to improve basic life conditions, such us improved housing, access to water and better education. In order to do so, along the years VIDA has been working with people through participatory development methodologies – activities such as natural resources management, agricultural trials to test drought tolerant varieties, nursery for indigenous species for replanting forestry and rural associations capacity building.
We believe that are new paths to tread along with these families and their children: in 2017 we are opening the first class of theDjabula Professional School with an Agriculture Course, which will take place in the Djabula Communitary Development Centre.
Nowadays, Matutuine district has 2 highschools which can absorb only 11% of the students of all the district, leaving the most of young people vulnerable to precarious employment and rural exodus to the capital, Maputo, or other border countries like South Africa.
DJABULA PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL creates a SPACE OF OPPORTUNITIES to young people of Matutuine, so they can proceed their studies with quality, developing techical skills and being able to get into the job market.
You can help us providing the best conditions for teachers and students at https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/djabula-professional-school-mozambique/x/15959726