• ADPP Angola is celebrating 30 years of active involvement in development work with communities throughout the country

  • ADPP Angola operates 48 projects in 17 provinces in education, community health, agriculture and rural development

  • ADPP runs 15 teacher trainig schools with the Ministry of Education and has graduated 9644 primary school teachers since 1998

  • ADPP has 900 employees, 4000 volunteers and 1000 students in teaching practice in 92 municipalities, reaching 700,000 people annually

EPP Benguela - Food Producer

My name is Augusta Domingas Francisco, and I am a student in 9th Grade at EPP Benguela, where I am following the Food Producer course. I live with my older brother, in the neighborhood of the school, because my parents' home is a long way away. 

I started studying at EPP in 2015, and now I am in my final year. I feel confidant thanks to all the knowledge I have acquired during this course. 

I chose to follow the profession of Food Producer because I live in an agricultural area where most people practice agriculture. This obviously influenced me to take a course in the same subject matter. 

During my three years of training at EPP, I learned different farming methods, such as drip irrigation to save water, how to make a plant nursery for eggplant, lettuce and cabbage with organic fertilizers, and how to transplant the seedlings into definitive beds. I learned how to take care of animals, mainly ducks and pigs, which are the animals we have at school. For work experience, I did food sales, and making natural pesticide and organic insecticide for healthier agriculture. 

With regard to the regular school subjects, I got by in pretty well everything of a practical and academic nature except for mathematics. Here I had some problems, but my overall experience was good because I was interested and, with the help of my colleagues in our trio, we managed to resolve the exercises.

This trio system we have at EPP, where all the students form small groups, is not exactly common at other schools. Another thing that is different from other schools is that three teachers work in a single class and teach all subjects, while we students resolve tasks based on our “trios book.” It all took a bit of getting used to, because everything at EPP was very new to me at the start, both the academic and the extracurricular activities. 

In my opinion, there are still many people here in Benguela that do not know much about this kind of polytechnic school. EPP Benguela has a direct relationship with local communities, where we hold talks, undertake awareness campaigns, and organize cultural activities together, yet we often find people who have no idea about technical school, and are amazed and curious about the practical activities we have done. 

I would like to continue studying at high school, at the Joaquim Kapango Agrarian School here in Benguela. My dream is to become a qualified farmer. 

Augusta will complete her 3 year EPP education in December 2017 and graduate in the new year

Augusta will complete her 3 year EPP education in December 2017 and graduate in the new year

Students visited local food producing businesses as part of their education

Students visited local food producing businesses as part of their education

My name is Augusta Domingas Francisco, and I am a student in 9th Grade at EPP Benguela, where I am following the Food Producer course. I live with my older brother, in the neighborhood of the school, because my parents' home is a long way away.

I started studying at EPP in 2015, and now I am in my final year. I feel confidant thanks to all the knowledge I have acquired during this course.

I chose to follow the profession of Food Producer because I live in an agricultural area where most people practice agriculture. This obviously influenced me to take a course in the same subject matter.

During my three years of training at EPP, I learned different farming methods, such as drip irrigation to save water, how to make a plant nursery for eggplant, lettuce and cabbage with organic fertilizers, and how to transplant the seedlings into definitive beds. I learned how to take care of animals, mainly ducks and pigs, which are the animals we have at school. For work experience, I did food sales, and making natural pesticide and organic insecticide for healthier agriculture.

With regard to the regular school subjects, I got by in pretty well everything of a practical and academic nature except for mathematics. Here I had some problems, but my overall experience was good because I was interested and, with the help of my colleagues in our trio, we managed to resolve the exercises.

This trio system we have at EPP, where all the students form small groups, is not exactly common at other schools. Another thing that is different from other schools is that three teachers work in a single class and teach all subjects, while we students resolve tasks based on our “trios book.” It all took a bit of getting used to, because everything at EPP was very new to me at the start, both the academic and the extracurricular activities.

In my opinion, there are still many people here in Benguela that do not know much about this kind of polytechnic school. EPP Benguela has a direct relationship with local communities, where we hold talks, undertake awareness campaigns, and organize cultural activities together, yet we often find people who have no idea about technical school, and are amazed and curious about the practical activities we have done.

I would like to continue studying at high school, at the Joaquim Kapango Agrarian School here in Benguela. My dream is to become a qualified farmer.

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