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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October 2020

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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

Over the last two months, h2n has been training community radio reporters in Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces in effective story telling within the general context of journalism and the more specific context of gender equality and women’s issues. Building so-called “community narratives” and transforming common situations into powerful stories, the reporters are able to connect more directly

A recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maputo City and Maputo province, following the September 5-7 long weekend, has led to renewed concern about potentially out-of-control community spread of the coronavirus. “We are continuing our Covid-19 information campaign as before, but we do think that people have started to let their guard down to some extent,” says Sergio Chusane, h2n