IMG_5340Majo Joseph

Location: Chimoio, Mozambique
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2014
Title & Organization: Programs Officer, Youth Parliament of Mozambique

Majo Joseph has been an English teacher since 2004 and works as a volunteer in the Parliament of Mozambique for the province of Manica. As a human rights activist and Programs Officer in the Youth Parliament of Mozambique, his main responsibility is to promote active, constructive and massive participation by youth (including women and disadvantaged persons) in decision making and economic, social, and political empowerment for the development of Mozambique. Majo believes that sustainable development can only be achieved if each and every citizen has positive, critical, active, and constructive participation. Majo is in his fourth year of study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language Teaching at Universidade Pedagogica de Moçambique through distance education. After completing the Washington Fellowship, Majo plans to contribute to the strengthening of civil society by organizing training events in the eleven districts of the province of Manica, with the objective of promoting the empowerment of youth, women and disadvantaged persons along with existing civil society organizations.

Blog Entries

Majo Joseph – YALI Impact Story

September 15, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow

Majo Joseph, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Chimoio, Mozambique, shares his experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

Majo Joseph: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 15, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow


Learning about American history at Ashlawn–Highland and Monticello made me reflect on many issues which I may have been blind to. We visited the home of the two ex-presidents of America who were among the founding fathers of the nation. At these […]

Majo Joseph: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 14, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow

Coming to the USA to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has given me the opportunity to learn from others how best to contribute to the accomplishment of my own organization’s mission. The Youth Parliament of Mozambique aims to promote […]

Majo Joseph: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 11, 2014 | Majo Joseph | 2014 Washington Fellow

My name is Majo Joseph. I was born on January 23, 1985 in the district of Manica in Mozambique. I come from a poor Christian family and I’m the oldest in our family of 2 girls and 3 boys. I trained in […]