Cross Connection Outreach provides tools and training to empower Mozambicans to reach their own countrymen and build their communities physically and spiritually. Through community development programs,CCO has led the effort to encourage and implement thousands of committed national partnerships in Mozambique since 2005. Read more of our story..
Our goal is to convey to YOU a message of both the problems we face in Mozambique and the potential in the people who are facing these challenges. Please consider partnering with CCO to honor, uplift and encourage the lives of our brothers & sisters to create opportunities of self- sustainability for them and their families.
Wells are drilled for tens of thousands of dollars but without basic maintenance and access to consumable accessories, they cease to provide life giving, safe water for all. CCO provides water well repairs and training while forming educated and active community water well committees. This allows people to take responsibility and ownership for the well-being of their families and community at large.
In Mozambique many families cannot afford a school uniform, which can stop children from attending school. CCO encourages opportunities of education by providing school uniforms for these children, teachings, & sports programs to help train and shape the future leaders of this country.
In 2014 CCO opened a nationally run three-year accredited Leadership School, the first of its kind in our district.
The highest illiteracy rates are found in the less developed nations of Africa, Asia, and South America. CCO's base is in Mozambique, South East Africa. It is ranked by the World Bank as one of the poorest countries in the world, with one of the highest illiteracy rates. In 1975, 93% of the population of Mozambique was illiterate. Although Mozambique has made significant improvement in literacy rates during the last three decades, still only about 50% of adult Mozambicans are literate, with the rate among adult women being significantly lower. This however, is a soft statistic. CCO connects illiterate and un-engaged communities with visual and audible education.