Teacher Training School ADPP Huambo
Teacher Training School Huambo is the longest serving of all ADPP-managed teacher training schools in Angola. It started in 1995, since when 1,093 teachers have graduated. The training on offer at Teacher Training School Huambo prepares teachers to be at the forefront of improving primary school education, while helping development in the communities where they are working.
In January 2018, the school graduated its 20th team of students, bringing the total number of graduates to 1,234, more than one third of whom are female.
Project Activities and Results
There are currently 343 students enrolled at Teacher Training School Huambo, divided into three teams:
- Team 2016: 118 students, 40 female and 78 male
- Team 2017: 120 students, 40 female and 80 male
- Team 2018: 105 students, 26 female and 79 male
In addition to the general effect of the project on the academic, social and practical development of the students, and on the education of thousands of primary pupils in local or rural schools, specific elements of the program have had a profound impact. One of these was the Empowering Girls program, financed by the Norwegian Embassy and carried out by Teams 2015 and 2016. In April 2018, Sra Ananda Millard of NCG visited the school to evaluate the results. The conclusions were that many teachers, graduates and students had learned a great deal about questions of girls’ education, sexuality and equality, and that the current students continued to put these experiences into practice. Many girls had also benefited from the actions undertaken in connection with this program. The importance of the students’ actions in the community was highlighted after a visit from Dr Ilda Kussumua, wife of the Governor of Huambo João Baptista Kussumua, in the company of Dr Guilhermina Baca, Vice Administrator of Huambo Municipality. After talking with students and teachers, Dr Kussuma spoke on Radio Huambo about the positive impression she had received during her visit and encouraged the students to continue their work with the communities, raising awareness about hygiene and disease prevention and demonstrating how to plant trees.