Mozambique is facing many social problems and for you, as a volunteer there are a lot of activities to get involved in.
But Mozambique is much more than the misery you might have been watching on your TV, in magazines or movies. What you will encounter when coming here is the friendliness of the 3 people, the rich culture, exciting history, beautiful nature with some of the best coral reefs and beaches in the world.
In the capital Maputo you will have all you can expect from a modern city and on the weekends its nearest beaches are
crowded with people for a party. Other parts of the beach are for people coming for a picnic and for relaxing.
Buses can take you around the country to the bigger towns as well as the neighbouring countries.
We hope this National Profile will give you a good idea of being a volunteer and you are most welcome to contact us for any
information you might want.
FACTS ABOUT AJOV
Associação dos Jovens Voluntários (Association of the Young Volunteers) – AJOV. It is a non governmental and non-profit
organisation which was officially registered by the Government of Mozambique on the 16th june 1999. The main objective of
AJOV is to develop volunteer work on
behalf of the communities that need solidarity. It is presently composed of 50 members who are engaged in solidarity activities all over the country.
In the organization’s five-year history, it has been involved in interventions in different capacities in collaboration with other larger organizations, as highlighted below:
In the year of 1999, in partnership with the Directorate of Social Affairs of Maputo City, it developed a research work on youth delinquency.
In 2000, in partnership with the United Nations Food Program (PMA), AJOV developed a program called, food for work involving about 280 families in the reconstruction of Boanine in Tenga, a Location in district of Moamba, Maputo province.
In 2002, in partnership with UNICEF, Kitabu and Nyamunda Colleges we carried out a supporting program for children at Uachavane Primary School with school material in the district of Moamba, Maputo province.
In 2005, in partnership with UNICEF and the Department of the Fight against HIV-AIDS of the Ministry of Health, we developed a program with activities to support the orphans and vulnerable children in Machava Administrative Post, Maputo province.
In 2012, in partnership with Ministério da Mulher e Acção Social, AJOV organized a workshop subordinated to, the volunteering role on social development of communities. The workshop involved students from Secondary schools, universities and individualities.
In 2012, AJOV held a seminar at the conference room of Josina Machel Secondary School, involving the whole society of Maputo City and Maputo province, a in favour of children. Such seminar aimed to support the ill-favoured children of that Moamba district
Currently, AJOV is Full Member of CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for Voluntary Services) and Guests Alliance.
AJOV runs other exchange programs being short-term workcamps that mainly run for two or three weeks.