• ADPP Angola is celebrating 30 years of active involvement in development work with communities throughout the country

  • ADPP Angola operates 60 projects in 17 provinces in education, community health, agriculture and integrated community development

  • ADPP runs 15 teacher training schools with the Ministry of Education and has graduated 12,694 primary school teachers since 1998

  • ADPP has 1000 employees, 4000 volunteers and 1000 students in teaching practice in 92 municipalities, reaching 700,000 people annually

Rising to the Challenge

My name is Graça Marília Rufino and I am a Community Health Agent, or ADECOS as we are now known, for Kangongo, which is my own community here in the municipality of Gambos. I have learned a lot about the transmission and prevention of diseases such as malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS thanks to ADPP. 

During my work of mobilizing families in the community I have encoutered many challenges but the training we ADECOS received strengthened my capacity to get people to adhere to disease prevention practices. The way forward to overcome the challenges and ensure maximum acceptance among the members of the community has been to have the courage to tackle the matter head on and to have faith that the community would respond positively.  Based on this, I was selected to participate in training on HIV counselling and testing. I am now even more motivated and I feel like a nurse who is helping save lives. Many thanks to the Integrated Social Project.

Graça Marília Rufino

Graça Marília Rufino

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ADPP Angola
Rua João de Barros 28
Luanda CP 345
912 31 08 60
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