About Muvamba Mission
Muvamba Mission is located 80km north of the district town of Massinga and consists of a primary school and secondary school, youth centre, nutrition centre and maternity ward.
The physical location called Muvamba Mission consists of a primary school and secondary school, youth centre, nutrition centre and maternity ward. The site serves the communities living within a radius of 100km. The wider area of Muvamba is a rural area of 3,500km2 with a population of 51,000 people dispersed around fifty local communities. Illiteracy rates are in excess of 70% and in many communities the rate is over 90% for females.
Many of the communities are so rural and isolated that primary school education has only been available for the last two years.
The development challenges in Muvamba include access to water, provision of primary health care, provision of primary and secondary school education, fighting illiteracy, sustainable agriculture, income generating projects, working with young people, combating a HIV/AIDS rate of 13% and the provision of infrastructure such as roads etc.
SERVE have been working with the Muvamba Mission for the past seven years. This partnership has included support for development projects run by the Muvamba Mission and the sending of Irish volunteers to work in Muvamba.