McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Mozambique
2020 - 2025
Located in southeastern Africa, Mozambique is a low-income, food-deficit country with a largely rural population of 31 million. In 2015, the country reached its Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of hungry people. Despite this impressive achievement, significant challenges to food and nutrition security remain. Mozambique ranked 180 of 189 countries in the 2019 Human Development Index.
Counterpart leads the implementation of the five-year, McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program, Our Bright Future!, in collaboration with partners Associação PROGRESSO, Civil Society Learning and Capacity Building Centre (CESC), and Creative Associates International. Our Bright Future! will assist the Government of Mozambique to improve health and strengthen the primary education system in 203 schools in Magude, Manhiça, Moamba, and Matutuine districts in the Maputo province.
Counterpart and its partners will work with Ministries of Health and Education, schools, parents’ associations, community members, and non-government agencies to: