On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mrs Eldevina Materula thanks AKDN for the donation of 20,000 school desks.
The Aga Khan Academy Maputo, now in its ninth year, is making a significant educational contribution to Mozambique. Sixty-two percent of its 390 students are Mozambican, as are 71 percent of those receiving financial aid. The Academy’s Professional Development Centre works with 23 public primary schools and has trained more than 1,300 education professionals.
AKDN and the Government of Mozambique signed an Agreement of Cooperation for Development in 1998, and AKDN has since worked with over 500,000 Mozambicans across the fields of health, agriculture, economic development, civil society and humanitarian assistance. Read more. As Mrs Materula said, “More than a mere reception, this occasion represents a celebration of good relations of cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network and the fruitful results it has managed to achieve in various areas, in particular on culture, tourism, education and training, initiatives that deserve the full approval of our Government.”
His Highness the Aga Khan
Maputo, December 2010