Teacher Training School ADPP Kuanda Kubango
Open Day: The students of Teams 2017 and 2018 organized a day under the theme of My School, My Future, as an occasion to present to the immediate community their thoughts about the school where they would forge their future, not just as teachers but also as good citizens and agents of development. 120 people came to the event on 17 February, including headmasters and teachers from the schools that receive trainees in teaching practice.
Café Evenings: The students have organized 12 café evenings, split between cultural evenings reflecting the origins of the students and evenings treating topics chosen by the teachers. The former has been used to understand cultural origins such as Quiocos, Nganguelas,
Kwanhamas, Hereros, Umbundu from Bié, Huambo and Huila, Nhanecas of Huila, with one cultural group being represented per café evening. The school may include the Nganguella people in order to attract people of Missombo to participate.
Building Weekends:Monthly building weekends have been organized to address a series of needs related to the unfinished nature of the school and its facilities, such as the kitchen and bathrooms where the sewage system was a burning issue. Grass cutting is also a regular feature.
School vegetable garden and animal husbandry: The school has half a hectare where the various core groups cultivate a variety of
vegetables. Large quantities of sweet potato leaves and cabbage have been harvested, and the tomatoes are looking promising. The school has nine goats and two pigs, which supplement the diet especially on the occasion of special celebrations.
Tree planting: The school is participating in a campaign to plant 250,000 trees, established a nursery and has so far planted 1500 trees, most of which fruit trees, in the surroundings of the school and in the community of the Missombo. The plan is to plant 18,000 trees but the lack of water has meant delaying the work until November and December when primary schools will be involved.
Meetings with Provincial or Municipal Departments of Education: The school was invited to several meetings in the Provincial Office of Education. Among subjects discussed were educational achievement in the Province, guidelines on primary school management, redistribution of teachers by primary schools, preparation of the province for the public admissions exams to fill vacancies in the education sector. Of note is the fact that primary schools are increasingly asking for trainees due to extra impulse they lend to education during their teaching practice.
Meetings with traditional authorities and others: The school is a member of and participates in the Communal Advisory Committee meetings on a monthly basis under the leadership of the Communal Administrator, Engineer Francisco Cassemuquine. The commune of Missombo has come to be proud of the achievements of reducing the number of out-of-school children thanks to the distribution of trainees who cover the lack of teachers.