As per the decision from the central government of Mozambique, the schools in Maputo were closed in the summer of 2020 due to widespread Covid-19 infections. In response to the nationwide school closures, WfW combined resources with the local authority Maputo City Council (CMM) and the partnership organisations Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to work towards a timely resumption of regular school operations at 50 primary schools in Maputo. Our joint efforts successfully prevented the affected students from missing another school year and further exacerbated existing social inequalities.
The reopening of 50 primary schools has been made possible through the implementation of comprehensive protective measures that ensure a safe resumption of classes in line with all current regulations.
SCHOOL REOPENING CEREMONY
WfW has worked intensively with local authorities and partnership organisations to ensure that schools can be opened again under safe conditions and that pupils do not miss another year of education. At the school reopening ceremony Edmundo Ribeiro, City Councilor for Education and Sports in Maputo, inaugurated the provided materials.
Edmundo Ribeiro, City Councillor for Education and Sports in Maputo, at the reopening ceremony. | Ricardo Franco
Inauguration of the materials provided | Ricardo Franco
All interventions in Maputo are in cooperation with Maputo's City Council (Conselho Municipalda Cidade de Maputo, CMM). Working with the Municipal Directorate of Education within the CMM ensures the alignment of all measures according to the Council’s strategy for the 101 primary schools in the municipality of Maputo.
Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
WSUP ist eine britische Multi–Sektor-Partnerschaft und in sieben afrikanischen Ländern aktiv. Das Ziel von WSUP ist es, in Zusammenarbeit mit städtischen Wasser- und Abwasserversorgern finanziell nachhaltige und zahlbare Versorgungssysteme für arme Stadtgebiete zu ermöglichen. WfW arbeitet direkt mit WSUP Mozambique zusammen. WSUP ist für das Monitoring und Controlling sowie die Konzeption der von WfW finanzierten Projekte verantwortlich.