kids at Antioka

Children sweeping the grounds outside the former infirmary at Antioka (in Facazisse) in late 1995, where classes were being held until the reconstruction of the Antioka school was completed. After independence, Swiss Mission properties were nationalized by the Frelimo government. During the war, Antioka sheltered large numbers of displaced families from the surrounding countryside and served for a time as a government garrison, but it was also the target of brutal Renamo attacks aimed as much at destroying church property as at terrorizing soldiers and civilians.

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Abandoned workers' residences at Citrinos de Timanguene.
Abandoned primary school at Timanguene.
Tiled sign at the Quinta da Boa Esperança.
Graffiti at Quinta da Boa Esperança.
Human skull at Quinta da Boa Esperança.
Abandoned health post and clinic at Mapulanguene.
Huts built for the Antioka maternity center.
Ruins of the administrative building at Mapulanguene.
Abandoned shop along the road into Mapulanguene.
Battle-scarred commercial building outside Mapulanguene.

Source: Heidi Gengenbach.