Teacher Training School ADPP Londuimbali
Teacher Training School ADPP Londuimbali was established in 2013 with financial support from the Provincial Government in Huambo. With capacity for three teams of 120 students, it the School for the Teachers of the Future with the largest capacity. Right now not all dormitories are concluded and the present capacity is 60 students per year.
The third team to complete the teacher training course graduated in January 2018, bringing the number of graduates to 275, 127 of whom are female.
Project Activities and Results
Teacher Training School ADPP Londuimbali currently has 270 students, 84 female and 186 male, divided as follows:
- Team 2016: 92 students, 29 female and 63 male
- Team 2017: 90 students, 29 female and 61 male
- Team 2018: 88 students, 26 female and 62 male
The project is having a very positive effect on the new students in terms of their personal preparation for the future. They are making an effort to engage in the program and are thus very well prepared for traveling to learn and learning to travel. The effect on Team 2017 is of a very practical nature thanks to the many experiences the students are acquiring with the teachers, principals and pupils of the primary schools where they are doing their teaching practice. 2nd Year courses, studies, and experiences including teaching practice are changing the lives of the students in a very positive way. As for Team 2016, currently in long term teaching practice at rural schools, each student is already facing the reality of his or her professional career. Newly graduated teachers from Team 2015 have commented especially on the moral, academic and social aspects of their time at TTC Londuimbali. Parents in general have commented on the positive changes observed in their sons and daughters. The impact of the teacher training program in the province has been remarked on by local and education authorities, in particular the implementation of the Empowering Girls program and the micro projects and other community activities undertaken by the students. The contribution of the school to the education of primary children is increasingly noted by local headmasters and by the municipal education office, who see the students filling empty posts in rural schools, and even building classrooms and toilets where needed. TTC Londuimbali is developing into a source of inspiration for local schools. According to the local authorities, it has been noted that the trainees’ implementation of extra-curricular activities has significantly influenced many people in the affected communities, including the practice of food production and other sporting and cultural activities.