EPF Huambo is the longest serving of all ADPP-managed teacher training schools in Angola. It started in 1995, since when 1,093 teachers have graduated.
The training on offer at EPF Huambo prepares teachers to be at the forefront of improving primary school education, while helping development in the communities where they are working.
Project Activities and Results
There are currently 232 students enrolled at EPF Huambo, divided into three teams:
- Team 2014: 72 students, 34 female and 38 male
- Team 2015: 80 students, 38 female and 42 male
- Team 2016: 80 students, 40 female and 40 male
The Effect of the project
70 to 80 young people graduate each year from EPF Huambo. They leave the school with academic knowledge and with personal and practical skills that set them apart. Hundreds of former graduates are making a difference in schools and institutions, education offices and local authorities, in all Huambo’s municipalities and most of the communes.
Despite the current economic crisis, which is putting the employment of new teachers on hold, the influence and impact of EPF trainees is still being felt during both 2 nd Year teaching practice at local primary schools, and 3rd Year teaching practice in rural communities. Fresh ideas, new energy, modern methods and up-to-date thinking are being brought to the classroom, to be combined with the years of experience of long- established teachers.
Commitment and enthusiasm are also being brought to local and rural communities, where the trainees undertake actions and projects for the benefit of the inhabitants.