Synergos in Mozambique
One of the biggest issues for children who lose parents or live in poverty is the sense of isolation and lack of meaningful social connections. Studies show this impedes their learning, health and capacity to function successfully as members of society.
Synergos, in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Foundation for Community Development in Mozambique (FDC -- Fundaçã para Desenvolvimento da Communidade), Oxford University, and Kim Samuel-Johnson (international partner and Synergos Board Member), are engaged in an innovative initiative to address this critical issue in South Africa and Mozambique.
The focus of this effort is community research; education and training for those who most impact children (families, communities, schools, and child care professionals); community-based models to prevent, identify, and address isolation and a review of public policy impacting this problem.
Senior Fellows Network
The Synergos Senior Fellows network is comprised of distinguished civil society leaders from all over the world who are committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity. Launched in 1999, the Senior Fellows programme provides these extraordinary leaders a worldwide learning, service and action network.
The Senior Fellows network contributes to leadership skills development through peer-to-peer learning and service; global and regional networking, convening and collaboration and knowledge creation and dissemination. Synergos’ group of more than 35 African Senior Fellows convene to discuss, design and implement interventions that address the systemic causes of poverty and promote sustainable social change.
Creation of the Foundation for Community Development
Synergos helped a group of Mozambican leaders establish the FDC, a key partner in our social connectedness initiatives, in 1994. Learn more about the creation of the FDC.