Mozambique

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About

The government of Mozambique first approached the American government about the Peace Corps in the early 1990s, at a time when their post-independence civil conflict was coming to an end. In October 1998, the first Volunteers arrived to teach English in district secondary schools. The second group of Volunteers included a cohort of science teachers. The next group included not only secondary school English and science teachers, but also English teacher trainers, who began teaching in February 2002. In 2004, Peace Corps Volunteers began working in a new sector, community health. As community health promoters, Health Volunteers began working with a variety of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including international, national, community, and faith-based organizations on projects and programs in various areas such as HIV/AIDS education, care and treatment, nutrition, food security, and prevention of other diseases, such as cholera and malaria.

Currently, Peace Corps in Mozambique has 4 Virtual Service Pilot Participants that are finding new and creative ways to meet the needs of host country counterparts through virtual collaboration. In addition, the Peace Corps in Mozambique staff are preparing to welcome 14 new volunteers (10 Community Health Volunteers and 4 TEFL Peace Corps Response Volunteers) who are scheduled to arrive in August this year.