A curriculum for early-child workers is needed

Wednesday 23 June 2021

To mark the Education Global Action Week for, the Kudziua project, funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AID 011462) and implemented by Save the Children in Mozambique in Zambézia province, launched, on the Day of the African Child, a three-day multisectoral workshop in Morrumbala Village, in the central province of Zambezia, central Mozambique, that focused on financing education.

Workshop attendees during a break session

The event, which discussed the challenges of public financing of pre-school education in Mozambique, aimed at ensuring quality, inclusive and equitable education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities. It was attended by representatives of the Government in Zambézia and district of Morrumbala, working in the areas of Education and Children, Gender and Social Action. Representatives of the communities (community leaders, principals of primary schools and presidents of schools) were also present.

Ilenia Guasti, Kudziua Project Manager, said that this was a successful event as it achieved, among other things, to draft an action plan for all stakeholders, in order to guarantee the continuity of activities in the Project's beneficiary communities on the pre-school, particularly.

The second day of the workshop was reserved for a visit and interaction with members of the community of Chifungu, Administrative post of Megaza, district of Morrumbala, Zambezia

Ilenia Guasti, referred to the legal Act nr.18 of 2018, which in its Article 9, chapter 2, officially includes Pre-School Education in the structure of the National Education system. She added:

“We ended the Global Education Week of Action Workshop by making all together an appeal to the Governmentof Mozambique to approve the curriculum for child workers and ensure the budget, starting with the 2022 planning, for the development of their role and to guarantee the real development of the children through a multisectoral approach.”

Ilenia Guasti, fez referência à Lei nr.18 de 2018, que no seu Artigo 9 do capítulo 2, inclui oficialmente o Ensino Pré-escolar na estrutura do sistema Nacional da Educação. Ela acrescentou:

“Encerramos o Workshop da Semana de Acção Global de Educação fazendo todos juntos um apelo ao Governo para a aprovação do currículo de animadores infantis e assegurar o orçamento, a partir da planificação de 2022, para o desenvolvimento do seu papel e garantir o real desenvolvimento das crianças através de uma abordagem multissectorial.”