• 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


Education is one of the pillars of society, and the spreading of information is key to understanding. However, teaching is one thing, and learning is quite another. ADPP has long recognized the importance of learning, of placing students and participants of all kinds at the centre, and finding ways of encouraging and motivating, of developing a desire to investigate and discover, to seek answers and solutions, and to become life-long learners.

ADPP Teacher Training Schools produce highly capable primary school teachers and community leaders, ADPP Polytechnics equip young people with relevant academic, personal and technical skills and Frontline Institute, trains future project leaders. Literacy is a constant at ADPP projects: at Farmers’ Clubs, Female Entrepreneur programmes, emergency programmes as in Lóvua refugee settlement, or in broader integrated development projects. Vocational training is also a common thread in ADPP’s work, whether specific courses such as tailoring at Women in Action projects or supplementary skills for farmers at Calandula Agricultural Centre. 


  • 15 schools in 14 provinces
  • 3,129 students in training
  • 931 students graduating in early 2020
  • 12,694 graduates in total since 1995 


  • 8 schools in 6 provinces
  • 1,561 students in training
  • 343 graduates in early 2020
  • 2,493 graduates in total since 2011 


  • 63 participants on four teams
  • 34 graduates during the year
  • More than 400 graduates since 2009


  • 7 projects in 4 provinces
  • 282 women in training
  • 665 in incubation phase
  • 927 graduates since 2016


  • 1,107 preschool children
  • 3,386 primary school children
  • 1,600 young people/adults in literacy training


  • 41 participants attending courses in agronomy and mechanics
  • 160 graduates since 2018 


  • 6,939 literacy learners in three provinces in the Market-Oriented Smallholder Agriculture Project
  • 5,680 literacy learners in four provinces in the project Community Development in Inland Fishing Communities
  • 1,678 literacy learners in two provinces in Women’s Farmers’ Clubs 

ADPP's Educational Projects in Angola

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… Read More

Polytechnic Schools

ADPP Polytechnic Schools provide young people with education that combines theoretical knowledge, technical capacity, social skills and an entrepreneurial spirit that puts them in a position to contribute to meeting the demands and the needs of the country. ADPP operates Polytechnic Schools in: Benguela, Cabinda, Bengo, Luanda (Cazenga, Ramiro & Zango), Huambo, Cuanza-Norte. 2,493 Students graduated since 2011 343 Students completed their… Read More

Frontline Institute

Frontline Institute Angola was established in 2009 by ADPP Angola in Huambo Province. It is the second institution of its kind, and isbased on the original Frontline Institute in Zimbabwe. Courses comprise 6 months of education at the Frontline Institute in Huambo and either a 5-month practical period or advanced training at Frontline Institute Zimbabwe.Since its launch, Frontline Institute Angola has trained more than 300 staff and volunteers… Read More

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