The month of September was marked by four sessions of Parental Education that brought together 56 participants distributed in the communities of Bairro 25 de Junho, Chaimite, Chiconelane, Maivene and Malehice. The sessions continue throughout the month of October, committed to empowering parents and caregivers.
As part of the project “Educadores em Movimento – Uma Educação para a Primeira Infância” (Educators in Motion – Itinerant Education for Early Childhood), AIDGLOBAL – Acção e Intregração para o Desenvolvimento Global (AIDGLOBAL – Action and Integration for Global Development) has been promoting Parental Education sessions, with the aim of improving levels of information and educational skills of parents and caregivers, thus safeguarding the full development of children, their rights and their place in society.
After the Parental Education Workshop, held between June 22nd and July 2nd, the month of September had four sessions in which topics as diverse as caring for children in a pandemic context were addressed; the activities to be developed with this audience during the pandemic; danger signs in the health of pregnant and postpartum women and the most common illnesses during childhood.
Activities such as this complement the work that AIDGLOBAL has been developing, namely in the Chibuto region, Gaza Province, in Mozambique, to ensure that communities have the necessary skills for the integral development of Mozambican children of pre-school age.
The continuity of the Parental Education sessions in October precedes the preparations for the opening of the five Escolinhas whose start has been postponed since March 2020, due to the pandemic context.
“Educadores em Movimento – uma Educação Itinerante para a Primeira Infância” (Educators in Motion – An Itinerant Education for Early Childhood) has as its main funder the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, as co-financier by Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language I.P., as promoter AIDGLOBAL, project manager, by the Vocational and Residential Center of Chibuto (CVRC), and as partners the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL) (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL)), its scientific-pedagogical coordinator, by the Center for International Studies of the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)(CEI-IUL), coordinator of the anthropological component, by the District Service for Youth, Education and Technology of Chibuto (SDJET) and the District Service for Health, Women and Social Action (SDSMAS) – entities that guarantee the articulation of the project with public policies.