Local culture affects the practices, religious beliefs, healing methods, ceremonial rites and the way, men, and women deal with their community leaders and rest of the society. Local dance ceremonies of Mozambique includes Hunting Dance of Chopi where the men and women dress up in lion skin clothes and dance on the traditional music.
National arts company in the country
Support For The Arts
Nambu Productions is a national arts company in the country and the National Dance Company, both of which perform contemporary productions based on the national traditions and forms. The National Institute of Culture was established to collect and preserve traditional art, music, literature, and mythology.
Child Rearing And Education
Children are treated with enormous affection and love but because of low literacy rate, they are forced to work at very young age. After the civil war, many children were left without their families and these children are found in Maputo and other cities selling small items or stealing. With continuous efforts of the government the literacy rate after independence grew but until 1995 it reached only 40 %. Only 7% children were enrolled in the secondary level. Still, the attempts are going on to fix the problem of trained teachers, adequate school building, and higher education infrastructure but this problem is not going to soon eradicated.