Teacher Training School ADPP Cabinda
Teacher Training School Cabinda started in 1998 with the first team of 32 students. The school is well-established in the community, undertaking environmental, cultural and sporting activities and events for the benefit of the local population. There are close ties with the local primary schools. Teacher Training School Cabinda trainees reach between 4,000 and 5,000 primary pupils directly each year, and the influence they have on teaching is far reaching. Hundreds of people benefit from 3rd Year micro-projects in rural communities, and hundreds more from actions around Teacher Training School Cabinda itself.
As of January 2018, the school has graduated 944 teachers, 52 of whom completed their studies at the end of 2017.
Project Activities and Results
There are currently 273 students at Teacher Training School Cabinda:
- Team 2016: 74 students, 21 female and 53 male
- Team 2017: 97 students, 35 female and 62 male
- Team 2018: 102 students, 29 female and 73 male
Teacher Training School Cabinda promotes and delivers quality primary education in the province. 2nd Year students undertake teaching practice at different primary schools each year, and 3rd Year students reach all four municipalities during long-term teaching practice. Pedagogical sessions spread new and modern ideas and methods among in-service teachers.
The effect of the project on the students is marked. Team 2018, the new students, experience a form of learning, a pace of studying and a way of working together that is novel and challenging. They have opportunities to experience realities they would otherwise be unaware of and learn to tackle whatever problem they are faced with. They are encouraged to voice their opinion at common meetings, where important decisions are made.