In Mozambique, almost 70% of the population lives on less than £2 a day and has high rates of early pregnancies and wide-spread gender inequality.
However, the country is on a trajectory to great improvements in addressing the root causes of poverty. FUTECO works in partnership with schools, hospitals and local government to offer young women and men life skills and employability sessions like welding, building and gardening.
Increasing the investment in young people in Manica provides a foundation for improved livelihoods and better life chances where poverty and High rates of HIV/AIDS are rife. During football tournaments and events, the wider community is educated on HIV/AIDS and testing provided to enable young men and women to ‘know their status’.