• 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.

Throughout 2017, 15 ADPP Teacher Training Schools, 8 ADPP polytechnics, as well as literacy projects and in-service teacher training continued to raise the level of education across a broad spectrum of the population. 1,110 new teachers graduated at the beginning of the year from the ADPP teacher training schools, and 3,245 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year students were breaking barriers to follow in their footsteps. Students at six of the schools promoted and supported the education of girls, both in local as well as rural communities. ADPPs polytechnics for young people maintained their endeavour to ensure all student developed the skills demanded by the jobs market, skills necessary for the development of the nation.

All ADPP schools participate in “Zones of Pedagogical Influence”, whereby teachers and headmasters from neighbouring schools meet to exchange experiences and encourage development. In 2017, the teacher training school in Uige was particularly involved in a Ministry of Education / World Bank project “Learning for All” aimed at improving the level of education in the province. Other notable programmes implemented by the schools include projects to raise awareness about road safety, to promote the teaching of science, technology and math (STEM), to promote improved water and sanitation and to mobilize for malaria prevention.

Meanwhile, a milestone was reached in literacy learning, with 7,367 people, 3,835 female, completing Module 3 of the government scheme, corresponding to 6th Grade, the final year of primary school. Literacy training took place in stand-alone projects, and as an integrated part of agricultural, fishing and entrepreneur projects.

  • 15 Teacher Training Schools, which provide a 3-year pre-service training course graduating approximately 1000 primary school teachers annually
  • 8 Polytechnic Schools, which provide 3-year lower secondary level education (7th – 9th grade), combining practical and theoretical education. The schools offer 2-4 of 9 trades, including Energy Assistant, Food Producer and Textile Artisan
  • "Frontline Institute" which provides basic management training to potential and current staff
  • Time-limited, thematic projects including, in 2017, empowering girls in rural areas and improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths teaching among teachers.

ADPP's Educational Projects in Angola

Teacher Training Schools

ADPP has been training young people to become primary teachers for more than 20 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

At the Polytechnic Schools students in 7th, 8th and 9th Grade attend modern practical and theoretical training at eight schools in six provinces. 418 students completed their studies at the end of 2015, ready to graduate in early 2016 graduated with technical qualifications in much needed trades and professions, together with highly developed personal qualities that equip them for the future. Since the start of the Polytechnic Schools in 2011,… 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

Contact ADPP Angola

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