Education projects in Mozambique

Since 2013 we have been running several projects to improve access to education in the city of Pemba.

Our contribution to improving education

Computers, books, chairs, sports equipment and educational materials. This is what Eni Rovuma Basin, together with Cabo Delgado authorities, delivered to Kupurata and Kumilamba elementary school in Pemba in May 2023. This is part of the Coral South FLNG project and aims to improve the education system in the province. More than 4,000 students will benefit from this additional material.

In 2013 we had already a primary school in Paquitiquete community and in 2016 started initiatives at the school in Paquitequete. We began extracurricular training activities for teachers, delivered courses in poetry, horticulture and theatre, and we provided tools and educational material for administration and the library. In 2018 we rehabilitated the school in Paquitequete and in 2020 we built a new one in the same neighbourhood. In addition to the teaching materials, we have included 27 teaching assistants in Paquitequete and Wimbe schools and raised awareness of social and environmental issues. The initiative produced a remarkable reduction of school dropout, it also improved the level of basic literacy in the first cycle of primary school, as well as the quality of the methodology and educational proposal.

Pemba Schools: the photogallery

To improve learning in the schools in Pemba, we have introduced cutting-edge teaching methods, increased access to education, promoted extra-curricular activities and promoted reading among students thanks to a dedicated library.

New school buildings inaugurated in the Paquitequete district

Eni is implementing an Integrated education project in Pemba to contribute to ensure that all children of Paquitequete complete free, equitable, effective and quality primary education. In 2020 a school was built and 2 more will be rehabilitated and expanded. Through Eni Rovuma Basin, we handed over the new primary school in Kumilamba to the Pemba Municipal Council in December 2020. This building is located in the Paquitequete district and has fully equipped classrooms, offices for teachers and staff, a library and other facilities. It will enable 1,500 boys and girls to receive quality education and provide adequate learning and working conditions for both pupils and staff. The extensive project also includes the construction and fitting out of a multi-purpose sports field, a canteen, the installation of a photovoltaic system at the school in Kuparata and the rehabilitation and extension of two nursery schools. Besides the infrastructural component the project also focuses on human capital and nutrition. In addition, we are implementing other initiatives:

  • training to teachers, educators and managers
  • extracurricular activities (sport, horticulture, poetry and theatre) to reduce school drop-out levels
  • scholarships for secondary, technical and vocational training
  • adult literacy courses
  • awareness campaigns on education, health, environment and school feeding
  • provision of snacks during school hours.

Aiming to support schooling, in March 2022 we inaugurated a second school building in the district, as well as a canteen and sports field for the benefit of 5,000 students in Paquitequete and the surrounding communities, 400 adults, 16 educators and 57 teachers.

The Kumilamba school handover: the photogallery

The photos were taken during the handover of the new school to the Authorities represented by the President of the Municipal Council of Pemba, Florete Simba Motarua.

“Aprendemos brincando” project

This project is characterized by an innovative approach to education. The teaching is avant-garde and participatory, involving pupils and starting from the basis of their own potential and personal skills. Putting assistants in the classes alongside teachers has created an atmosphere of dialogue, interest and curiosity. It has resulted in a positive, attentive attitude in class and encouraged a healthy motivation to learn among the children.

Vocational Training Program

The program aims to support the training of young people in Pemba and Cabo Delgado in general for the job market as well as self-employment through the strengthening the   Commercial Institute of Pemba (IICP). The program consists on:

  • construction and equipping of a laboratory where the practical classes of the automation and electricity courses will be taught
  • provision of scholarship to students
  • training and certification to IICP teachers and managers. 

The Program will benefit around 90 teachers and 700 young people. So far more 40 teachers have been training and certified and more than 200 students are been supported with scholarship.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan signed in September 2015 by 193 UN member states. It incorporates 17 goals aimed at the socio-economic development of communities and regions. In line with the fourth goal, we help provide equal, inclusive education of quality, and learning opportunities for all (Goal 4).


By creating this initiative we have provided children with innovative teaching material


To set up the initiative we signed an agreement with the municipal council of Pemba. We also engaged with representatives of the community in Paquitequete, including community and religious leaders.

Safety first

Safety in the workplace is an imperative value we want to share with our employees, contractors and local stakeholders. We are committed to eliminate accidents and protect the integrity of our assets. We consolidate a culture of safety through management and organization models, digital tools and communication initiatives. Our goal is strengthening the awareness of our people and their sense of responsibility toward themselves and others, by expanding HSE tools and digitalization to make corporate processes safer, more efficient and faster.