Starting from 2009 the Province of Cabo Delgado has faced relevant economic changes and growth opportunities thanks to recent discoveries of natural gas. Nevertheless, the low level of education and the lack of vocational education make the local workers less qualified and not competent enough to respond to the required standards.
These results especially depend on structural conditions, as: difficulty in fulfilling the new scholar curriculum introduced in 2004, insufficient number of trained professors, scarce involvement of the community in school activities, the certainty of the families that school doesn’t support the growth of new generations efficiently. COM-PEMBA promotes community educational and literacy paths for children, professional training of women and youth in a post scholar age, within the local Climate Change, art and culture; also encouraging school attendance and youth occupation. Moreover, the project supports local authorities, schools and community actors through capacity building by creating informative spaces for youth entrepreneurship and implementation of pilot practices.