What we do?

Save the Children believes in a world where every child is healthy, safe and educated – playing, learning and looking forward to a future full of hope and opportunity. However, the impact of COVID-19, armed conflict, and the climate crisis have increased the vulnerability of many children in Mozambique in recent years. The world has never been wealthier, yet half of the children in Mozambique are deprived of their most fundamental rights, such as access to quality education, health care, good nutrition, and growing up in a safe environment.

Save the Children is the world’s first and largest independent child rights organization with over 100 years of experience. Save the Children started in Mozambique in 1986 at the height of the civil war with a focus on tracing the families of children who were separated during the conflict. Since then, we have dedicated our efforts on uplifting the country’s most deprived children and their families, directly reaching more than 1.8 million Mozambicans annually through our development and humanitarian efforts.

We work - with and for children and child-focused organisations - and communities in Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Manica, Maputo, Niassa, Nampula, Tete and Zambezia provinces. We adopt a community and system strengthening approach, partnering with the Government of Mozambique, civil society, and private sector actors.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.