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.