Projecta Jovem and IFPELAC Nacala Empower Young for a Promising Future in Northern Mozambique


An important collaboration is opening new doors for youth in the Nampula province. Projecta Jovem and the Alberto Cassimo Institute of Vocational Training and Labor Studies (IFPELAC) are working together to promote decent work and better employment opportunities for young people in the city of Nacala.

Through this collaboration, Projecta Jovem continues its mission to promote a better and more dignified life by improving access to the job market for vulnerable youth in Northern Mozambique and investing in their technical and vocational training.

The partnership with IFPELAC covers five areas that have been identified as crucial in the labor market of the city of Nacala. These include courses in masonry/civil construction, metalworking, auto mechanics, plumbing, and bakery.

The courses are already underway, and 50 young individuals, including 20 women and 2 Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), will acquire valuable skills that will help them build solid careers and contribute to the economic growth in Northern Mozambique.

As these young people graduate and enter the job market, their skills and determination have the potential to positively transform their communities and the region as a whole.

Muassite Sonjo, the Director of IFPELAC Nacala, expressed her satisfaction, saying, 'We are excited to collaborate with Projecta Jovem to offer these training opportunities to the youth in our region. We hope that this initiative will contribute significantly to local economic development.'