Mozambique. Trained to become the new ruling class

Date 05.11.2019

With 29.67 million inhabitants, Mozambique presents many contradictions. Despite the period of growth and economic stability achieved after the end of the civil war in 1992, 46.7% of the population lives below the poverty line, surviving on less than $ 0.50 per day, 60% is between 0 and 24 years-old, one out of four young people is a victim of child labour.

In this context, how is it possible to reconcile economic growth, the interests of big investors and the well-being of the population? Together with ACLI, AVSI proposes to focus the attention on youth leadership and dignifying work through the development of a project.

The project aims to expand opportunities for accessing the job market for 125 women and young people with low levels of education and support the formation of a Mozambican ruling class in the political, social, cultural and economic spheres.


  • Professional training and support for young people entering the job market
  • Launching and supporting of small business activities
  • Scholarships to attend international masters courses in Africa and Europe
  • Exchanges and internships in international companies and public entities, located in Africa and Europe

People involved

125 young people and teachers

For more information and donations contact: Marco Ponselè, at +39 3493093100 or via email at