Maputo Corridor Initiative for Assistance to Secondary and Vocational Training Schools – Initial Study for FDC

Client – FDC / USAID
Location – Mozambique
Year – 2003 – 2004
Time – 5 months

Verde Azul provided assistance to the Community Development Foundation (FDC) to determine the nature and extent of HIV in secondary schools and vocational schools in the Maputo Corridor.

Data on prevalence, living standards, livelihoods, as well as the needs of target groups were collected.

Verde Azul helped FDC establish baseline measures using empirical results from the baseline study, using participatory and quantitative approaches to collect and share this information with the FDC team.

Verde Azul also developed and trained FDC to use an effective monitoring and evaluation system that allows the identification of “new problems”, for adjustments during implementation, and to keep track of new needs.

Verde Azul proposed a cost-effective solution and provided assistance to FDC during the initial implementation of the monitoring system.

The rationale for the baseline study was as follows:

  • Collect data through participatory and quantitative approaches that allow the design of school-based and school-based interventions;
  • Base interventions on a detailed understanding of individual and environmental factors that affect the sexual knowledge, attitudes and practices (CAP) of 13 20-year-old students in the target schools;
  • Establish possible patterns of variation between CAP intervention and change in the past, and suggest solutions;
  • Make a strategic contribution to decision-making on the possible expansion of interventions to other schools in the Maputo area.
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