EPF Kwanza Sul
EPF Kwanza Sul is located in the municipality of Quibala, some three kilometres outside the municipal centre of Quibala. The school is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the European Union. EPF Kwanza Sul promotes the training of exceptional primary school teachers of the future. The students who attend the school enjoy a solid pedagogical education while gaining extensive knowledge through investigations and personal experiences.
The first team began in 2009. Team 2013, who completed their studies at the beginning of the year, is the fifth team to graduate. As per January 2016, EPF Kwanza Sul has graduated a total of 338 students, of whom 137 are female.
Project Activities and Results
The following is a short account of the activities and results from January to June 2016.
- Team 2013: 90 students, 39 female and 51 male
- Team 2014: 85 students, 40 female and 45 male
- Team 2015: 95 students, 36 female and 59 male
- Team 2016: 92 students, 37 female and 55 male
The Effects of the Project
In a relatively short time, EPF Kwanza Sul has trained a large number of highly qualified teachers, capable of working at rural schools and developing the personal and academic education of their pupils. The school is thus contributing to improvements in the quality of primary education. EPF trains teachers specifically for rural areas, not only to teach but also to work with the local community in making changes or encouraging development.
Local communities around the school benefit from the many actions and activities undertaken by both students and teachers.
Local, municipal and national authorities recognise the value of the work being undertaken at EPF Kwanza Sul, as to the school’s partners and collaborators such as Statoil. Angola Public Television and Radio Kwanza Sul both covered the graduation ceremony held for Team 2013 at the beginning of the year. Indeed, Radio Kwanza Sul began carrying the news item five days before the event, an indication of the effect of the project on the wider community.