Teacher Training School ADPP Malange
Teacher Training School Malange was established through the collaboration of ADPP and the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Spanish AECID and Sonangol. Construction started in June 2007 and the first team, which started in the same year, moved into the new buildings in March 2008. The school was officially inaugurated in 2009.
With the graduation of 92 trainees in January 2018, the total number of Teacher Training School Malange graduates has reached 729, 160 of whom are female.
Activities and Results of the Project
Teacher Training School Malange trains young Angolans to become primary school teachers, specifically for rural areas where they can be in the forefront of educational and community development. The project benefits thousands of primary pupils during 2nd and 3rd Year teaching practice and contributes to raising educational standards through exchanges of experiences with, and Pedagogical Sessions for in-service teachers. The project reaches community members in the neighborhood of rural schools, where 3rd Year students implement micro-projects, in addition to people living in the neighborhood of the Teacher Training School Malange, where 1st and 2nd Year students carry out community activities.
There are currently 221 students at the school, divided among three teams:
- Team 2016: 75 students, 15 female and 60 male
- Team 2017: 56 students, 13 female and 43 male
- Team 2018: 90 students, 14 female and 76 male
Teacher Training School Malange is providing quality training for young people, who are contributing to significant improvements in the educational system. 2nd and 3rd Year students are making a major difference to the education of primary school pupils, first and foremost by encouraging high attendance rates through their creativity and persistence in talking with parents and guardian.
The school enjoys positive relationships with the local, communal and traditional authorities, as exemplified by the frequency with which talks are held between the school and these authorities, and the regular attendance of representatives from the commune, municipality and province. The local authorities always express their gratitude for the efforts of the students, especially in occupying the positions of teachers which the government never quite manages to fill. Headmaster are equally appreciative 5 of the work of the trainees, especially with respect to reducing the number of out of school children.
A number of parents and guardians have commented on the positive effect the teacher training program has had on their sons and daughters. One graduate reports that he is considered exemplary in his community and in his family. Recent graduates from Team 2015 have expressed their gratitude to the school because they are now capable of tackling any challenge society places in front of them.