First Lady, Mozambique
Her Excellency Mrs. Maria da Luz Guebuza has been the First Lady of Mozambique since her husband President Armando Guebuza took office in 2005. As First Lady, Mrs.Guebuza is committed to addressing the issues of literacy, HIV/AIDS, and orphaned and vulnerable children and has attended related conferences across Africa. In collaboration with UNICEF, Mrs. Guebuza launched the Unite For Children, Unite Against AIDS Campaign, a five-year campaign whose main aim is to put “children at the Centre of the national response to HIV/AIDS”. The campaign is part of a global UN initiative. Mrs. Guebuza supports the work of Maranatha Volunteers, a non-profit group which administers a four-level literacy program, and the SOS Children’s Village, an organization providing vital support to orphaned children in Mozambique. Mrs. Guebuza serves a Vice Chair Lady of African Synergy.