Impire Primary School is situated in Metuge District, 50 km from the capital of Cabo Delgado Province, Pemba.
The school currently has 2811 pupils, of which 1579 boys and 1232 girls.
The village of Empire is located 30 km from the nearest school, which means that the school from Grade 7 onwards benefits many pupils from other villages, namely Nanlia, located about 6 km away and Nancaramo, located about 9 km away, forcing pupils to make long daily journeys to continue their studies.
Most of the students' parents live on subsistence farming that allows them to survive, and a small part that they manage to market, helps them to finance their children's studies.
Despite the adversities that these students face, school is the reason for joy for many of them, who nurture the desire to study and build a more promising future.
As the path to get to Impire Primary School is long and arduous, the project aims to benefit with the support of bicycles, the students from grade 7 to 11 in order to make the daily journey to school more accessible and less tiring. And in addition to facilitating the locomotion of the students, they will also be able to benefit their families in carrying out other daily tasks.
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Padre Atanásio Mwitu- Miéze Secondary School is located in Metuge District, 25 km from the capital of Cabo Delgado Province, Pemba.
The school currently has 1597 students, of which 839 boys and 758 girls. This school is a community school, with management by the Diocese of Pemba and since 2021 has the 2nd cycle of Secondary Education, which means that it contemplates education from Grade 7 to Grade 12.
Helpo has been present in this school since 2015, and over these eight years the greatest support has been at the level of secondary school scholarships, which allows needy students to continue their studies.
Due to the fact that there are few schools in the District, many students have to make very long journeys to get to school, especially students from Muepane which is 8 km from Miéze, Nacopo 9km, and Niuje 7km.
In order to motivate and encourage students in Miezé not to give up their studies, a bicycle support project was created. The project aims to benefit the 60 students of this school by providing them with bicycles to shorten the long distance they have to travel daily between their homes and school.
The project seeks to make the students' daily commute to school less tiring and easier, allowing them to get to school faster and with less effort. In addition, the bicycles will also serve as a help for their family members, assisting them in other daily tasks.
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Since October 2017, attacks by armed groups have been occurring in the north of Cabo Delgado province, resulting in burnt villages, destroyed infrastructure and the proliferation of fear. The situation intensified in early 2020, causing an increase in the number of internally displaced persons who fled to more southern areas of the province. According to IOM data, there are currently over 500,000 internally displaced persons in Cabo Delgado province, who are living in host communities such as: Impire, Miéze, Mahera and Salaue, coming from the northern districts of the province, especially Mocímboa da Praia, Macomia, Muidumbe and Quissanga.
In search of security, many of these families left with few or no possessions, many without documentation and sought refuge with relatives, friends or acquaintances. These households are very numerous with (about 6-7 people), half of them children. Although they are far from each other (in relation to Pemba, Miéze is 25km away, Impire is 50km away and Saluae is 85km away), there are many characteristics common to the three communities, such as the development of rainfed agriculture, using slash and burn techniques and family farming, as well as informal commerce, which are the main sources of income for the inhabitants. The houses are precariously built, using local materials such as matope (clay), bamboo and grass and access to water is possible through the use of fountains or handmade wells.
The 3 communities have been the target of intervention by Helpo in the areas of Education, Maternal and Child Health and Emergency, but through a Scholarship programme, it has supported the entry and retention of students in secondary education in the 3 communities. Recently, this support has been provided to displaced young male and female students now living in these communities, where the nearest secondary school or annexed halls are about 15-20 km away.
Other families have also managed to develop small businesses such as selling bread, cakes, samosas, etc, which they sell in the local markets.
The campaign aims to collect 100 bicycles, which will help to improve the quality of life of these people, and not only as a means of transport, but also so that the whole family can benefit from this means of transport, increasing their independence at various levels: the children students to ensure their school attendance in distant schools such as secondary schools, the parents in the search for sources of income and / or business creation, in order to increase the chances of subsistence of their families.
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Cabo Delgado Province is located in the far north of Mozambique. This province suffered from the passage of cyclone Kenneth in 2019 and is currently suffering from insurgent attacks.
The District of Chiure has a surface area of 4.210 Km2, is and consists of 6 administrative posts, one of which is the administrative post of Ocua, where the Secondary School of Ocua is located.
The ESO was implemented in 2011 and built in 2012 with the support of the District, with the objective of supporting students in their transition from primary to secondary education.
Currently, Ocua Secondary School has 600 students, 186 of whom are 114 boys and 72 girls attending grade 8.
However, the school is quite distant from the students' residences. The students of ESO find it very difficult to get to school on time because they have to walk every day, which leads to delays, absence from classes and dropping out because there is no semi-collective transport.
Sure that bicycles will change their lives, this campaign aims to raise bicycles to support the 140 ESO students who travel long distances to get to school and thus improve their productivity.
This campaign will provide:• 140 Bicycles • Bicycle transportation • Spare parts and accessories • Basic bike care and maintenance training