• 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/Children’s School Huambo

Index

EPP Huambo arose from Huambo Children’s Town, founded in 1991 as a boarding school for orphans and vulnerable children, and subsequently converted into a day school for students when the civil war ended in 2002. Since 2011, the Children’s School has been divided into two sections: a primary and  secondary  school  with  pupils  from  2nd    to  9th    grade,  and  an  Escola Polivalente e Profissional (practical and theoretical school) for 7th, 8th and 9th grade. The latter is an all-day school, teaching academic subjects and practical skills, and utilizing new and modern methods.

The EPP course lasts three years and is open to students who have concluded 6th  grade. Three teams with a total of 156 students have graduated from EPP Huambo since the inception of this program.

Students from EPP Huambo

Students from EPP Huambo

Girls from EPP Huambo

Girls from EPP Huambo

Project Activities and Results

In the first half of 2016, there were 121 students enrolled at EPP Huambo and 942 students at the Children’s School

In December 2015, the third team from EPP Huambo completed their three- year education and graduated on 5 February 2016. 26 male and 17 female students graduated from the team, bringing the total number of graduates to 156. Of the 43 graduated, 20 had taken the Environment Promoter course, while  the  remaining  23  had  followed  the  Information  and  Media  Assistant course. Only two students failed to complete the course.

Preparation for the graduation ceremony began on 4 February, cleaning, organizing, decorating and writing speeches. The teachers organized a café evening for the students, where they danced and discussed the final preparations for the graduation ceremony. On the day itself, there were around 200 guests, including Team 2016 from neighboring EPF Huambo, participants from Frontline Institute, ADPP project coordinator for Huambo and Bié, ADPP Angola education coordinator, students, parents, other guests and the media.

The program included songs, dances, poetry, plays and speeches, and was rounded off with the presentation of diplomas and certificates and a celebratory lunch.

The majority of the students are continuing their studies at a number of different institutions, including EPF (Teachers Training College), IMA, IMAG, Upper Secondary School, Tuapandula College and Kofrac College.
 
EPP Students in numbers:

  • 7th Grade: 23 students, 15 male and 8 female
  • 8th Grade: 45 students, 27 male and 18 female
  • 9th Grade: 53 students, 37 male and 16 female

The effects of the project

The effect of EPP Huambo in the neighboring community derives from the transmission of knowledge through talks about a range of topics from environmental matters, to social networks. EPP students also performed numerous cleaning campaigns in the community, as well as investigations and talks about road safety and diseases. The local population is very receptive to these initiatives, and the students themselves benefit from the practice they get in public speaking and conveying information.

There is a good relationship between EPP Huambo, the Municipal Office and the  Provincial  Directorate  of  Education,  Science  and  Technology  of Huambo. During  the  first  semester,  the  authorities  were  kept  up  to  date regarding the duties carried out by the teachers. The school also enjoys the collaboration local entities, such as the Provincial Police Command, when they request assistance in the execution of certain activities.


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