Volunteering in Mozambique
Just a few years ago, travelling to Mozambique as a tourist was unthinkable, let alone volunteering in Mozambique. Yet, since the end of the civil war in 1992, the country has entered a new era in its history. A stable political situation, a steady economic upswing, and a budding democracy are the new realities for Mozambique. The land is in the beginning stages of a healing process, but over half of the population is still living below the poverty line, and unemployment is still a huge problem.
Volunteering in Mozambique, you will do your part to continue Mozambique’s positive development as you simultaneously have the chance to experience a society of unbelievable cultural diversity.
The present-day population of Mozambique consists of over 40 ethnic groups, who speak a total of 15 languages. The largest group (about 40 %) are the Makhuwa and Lomwe people. Although Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, only about one-third of the people speak or understand Portuguese. Most people speak one of the countless Bantu languages.
It is definitely an advantage if you bring knowledge of Portuguese with you to Mozambique, but you can also participate with good English skills. Volunteering in Mozambique, let the melting-pot of this fascinating land inspire you!