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

  • ADPP Angola operates 45 projects in 18 provinces in education, community health, agriculture and rural development

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

Venceslau Félix Cambulo

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Theme:  Common meeting

My name is Venceslau Félix Cambulo and I will explain about a compelling common meeting. We had several meetings during the trip and they were important to resolve matters between us. Our trip started on 1 June, a Friday. We left with the school bus, but only to the neighbourhood of Belém, in the outskirts of the city of Huambo, 10 km from the school. We planned to continue to Ukuma Municipality to start with investigations, but the trip kept being delayed, mainly because of repairs to the bus. The Bus Leader was walking around to sort out the issues, and we were getting more anxious each day to move forward. The following Friday, the bus was finally ready. We packed all the camping gear on the bus, ready to leave when the Leader called and explained that we would have to stay. He was sick and could not come, and we had to make camp again. It was a mess. We students decided that the bus should go after all. The other two teachers left the bus at the last moment and we went to Ukuma in the afternoon. During the trip we discussed what to do when we got to Ukuma, but we did not come up with an answer. The other two teachers decided, together with the Leader, that they should also go to Ukuma, and as they were traveling by normal transportation, they arrived before us. There the Education Bureau had prepared a school where we could stay.

We were very pleased when we met our two teachers again, and accommodation was found. The next day the two teachers did not participate in the program, and we students were left unorganized. On the Wednesday the Leader arrived, as he had now recovered, so we had a big common meeting, all teachers and students together, sitting in a circle. The meeting ran from 9 am to 11 pm at night. Some students argued that we should always keep to the plans and the plan in Belem was to get out of there quickly. Moreover, the program is about the students, at least 75% of it, and that justified why we left in the way we did. Others argued that the Leader was always going away without explaining properly what he was doing, and was leaving us to look after ourselves. The Leader and the teachers explained that the money for the following week has not yet reached the bank and we should not set off on such an important journey without money. It was true, we had almost no money. The Leader also had doubts about the state of the bus, and he explained how he was working every day when we were in Belem. In the end we students apologized for the revolt we made, and we understand that it is much better to agree properly about the program and the travel plans. We apologized because we were convinced by the teachers’ arguments, although it took a long time. During the trip, other common meetings served to resolve our issues, and now we are accustomed to finding solutions in this way.

ADPP's Educational Projects in Angola

Teacher Training Schools

ADPP has been training young people to become primary teachers for more than 20 years. The first Teacher Training School was launched in 1995 in Huambo, since when 14 more schools have been established, in agreement with the Ministry of Education. Three years of studies, courses and experiences prepare Teacher Training students to take on the challenge of educating the next generation, with emphasis on rural areas. The Teacher Training programme… Read More

Polytechnic Schools

At the Polytechnic Schools students in 7th, 8th and 9th Grade attend modern practical and theoretical training at eight schools in six provinces. 418 students completed their studies at the end of 2015, ready to graduate in early 2016 graduated with technical qualifications in much needed trades and professions, together with highly developed personal qualities that equip them for the future. Since the start of the Polytechnic Schools in 2011,… Read More

Frontline Institute

Frontline Institute Angola was established in 2009 by ADPP Angola in Huambo Province. It is the second institution of its kind, and isbased on the original Frontline Institute in Zimbabwe. Courses comprise 6 months of education at the Frontline Institute in Huambo and either a 5-month practical period or advanced training at Frontline Institute Zimbabwe.Since its launch, Frontline Institute Angola has trained more than 300 staff and volunteers… Read More

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