association h2n (h2n) is a mozambican non-governmental organization that offers innovative programs to expand community-based communication; works to disseminate effective messages for the promotion of public health; endeavors to promote gender equality; encourages youth engagement; facilitates civic participation; and supports early childhood development. h2n also works to improve health reporting in the media, promote inclusive media and aid the adoption and use of audiovisual tools and digital communication technologies.

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December 2020

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Cognitive and emotional stimulation through parent involvement and appropriate nutrition in the first years of life may determine the future trajectory of a child’s development. Acquiring learning through the school system can be a challenge at the best of times, but has been even more difficult during the pandemic as schools have closed down for an extended period of time. Working

With a new agreement that was signed with OSISA this morning, h2n and Midia Lab, two local organizations working closely together, will work to increase attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Cabo Delgado through the production of a series of video documentaries and several other mechanisms. Recent estimates suggest that more than 400,000 people are now

Working with community radio journalists from RC On'hipiti, a radio station on Ilha de Moçambique, h2n program staff organized one of a series of community mobilization events that take place under the auspices of Transform Nutrition, a USAID-funded project focused on improving nutritional outcomes in Nampula. The event was focused on understanding myths, beliefs and practices related to food consumption,

Recently, the h2n team worked with the Muarivai Women's Association in Namara, Cabo Delgado, a local association consisting of 20 women that was founded in 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to develop partnerships between community radio stations and local associations in the northern provinces. Through the CRP2 project funded by Norway, h2n is facilitating collaboration between the radio

As part of the USAID-funded Apoiar a Ler project for Nampula (there is a sister project for Zambezia), h2n trained community members in Mecuburi and Lalaua districts in community video production this month. The project aims to strengthen parental involvement and community engagement for bilingual education and early grade reading. “Our problem here in the district is that many parents

Using community video to change social norms and behaviors, h2n is engaging groups of community members who learn how to address key issues related to health, nutrition and gender equality by producing short videos from the communities. Randomized controlled trials from India show that community video is 10 times more effective in changing norms and behaviors than most other methods

Working within the Five Pillar sustainability framework, a systematic approach to sustainability for community radios and other community-based organizations, h2n has been training community radio administrators and reports in Maputo and Gaza on a wide range of initiatives. These include financial management, marketing, strategy, conflict management and creating an organizational culture that fosters creativity, transparency and team building. “The benefits of

“I am not giving up,” says Mariza Sebastião, a 17-year adolescent who lives in the Chirangano neighborhood of Quelimane. “When I started dating, I was 14 and my boyfriend was 20,” explains Mariza. “We were truly in love and always together, nothing could separate us, but then I became pregnant. I wasn’t unhappy about the pregnancy but was devastated about being