• 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

Introduction to School-based Projects

ADPP draws on its extensive experience in the educational sector as an effective means of promoting community health. 

The basic concept is that 5 or more teachers from a number of local schools (often up to 100 schools) are trained on the issue at hand, with malaria, HIV, water and sanitation, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health as recent examples. 

Malaria Control Patrols 1

Malaria Control Patrols 1

malaria Control Patrols 2

malaria Control Patrols 2

The teachers then give lessons to their pupils, based on the teachers' manual specially developed for the project. They also organize extra curricular community activities with the pupils.  Malaria Control Patrols of approximately 20 pupils might give house-to-house instruction on the correct use of a mosquito net, or work to make people aware of how to avoid mosquito bites.  Nutrition clubs might take part in and then replicate cooking demonstrations, and use key message pamphlets to discuss nutrition with their family and friends. 

Involving other teachers, members of the Parent/Teacher Associations and other local stakeholders in organising the community actions is a key activities in the project, as these form Committees who can help sustain activities in the long term. 

ADPP Angola, Rua João de Barros 28, Luanda CP 345. Phone: +244 912 31 08 60  Mail: adpp@adpp-angola.org