Teacher Training Schools
ADPP has been training young people to become primary teachers for more than 25 years. The first Teacher Training School was launched in 1995 in Huambo, since when 14 more schools have been established, in agreement with the Ministry of Education.
Three years of studies, courses and experiences prepare Teacher Training students to take on the challenge of educating the next generation, with emphasis on rural areas. The Teacher Training programme is divided into 19 periods, each with its own particular title and highlights.
In 1st Year, the students travel extensively to broaden their horizons under the headline learn to travel, travel to learn. 2nd Year introduces the students to the reality of the primary school classroom, combining theory with practice. 3rd Year students work full time in rural primary schools, continuing their studies, undertaking pedagogic research and implementing community development micro projects.
Students acquire knowledge, skills and experiences that enable them not only to provide children with a sound education but also to adapt to extremely basic conditions at rural schools. They learn to be resourceful and innovative, and discover they are capable of more than they thought, especially when working with others.
ADPP operates Teacher Training Schools in: Benguela, Bengo, Bié, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza-Norte, Cuanza-Sul, Cunene, Huambo (Quissala & Londuimbali), Luanda, Lunda-Sul, Malanje, Uíge and Zaire.
3,129 Students studying in the three-year training programme at the teacher training schools in 2019
12,694 Primary school teachers graduates in total since 1995
931 Students graduating in early 2020