EPF Londuimbali is a relatively new Ministry of Education´s ADPP School for the Teachers of the Future. It was established in 2013 with financial support from the Provincial Government of Huambo. 60 students started their training in February 2013, coinciding with the introduction of the revised EPF program at all ADPP teacher training schools. 55 students of the team graduated in January 2016.
Project Activities and Results
EPF Londuimbali currently has 291 students, 137 female and 154 male, divided as follows:
- Team 2014: 103 students, 44 female and 59 male
- Team 2015: 127 students, 64 female and 63 male
- Team 2016: 61 students, 29 female and 32 male
The Effects of the Project
EPF Londuimbali is already having an important impact on the education system of the province, by increasing the number of qualified teachers in the province, and by supplying rural schools with highly professional and committed trainees, who serve as fully responsible teachers during the final year of their training.
Modern methods, approaches and material are raising the quality of primary education in general, and providing inspiration for dedicated but formally unqualified primary teachers.
Rural communities and the local community around EPF Londuimbali all benefit from health campaigns, environmental actions, gender debates, the promotion of cultural activities and of sport, and much more.
The students, as demonstrated this year by the action of final year trainees in establishing and running a rural school on their own, develop responsibility and commitment to making a difference, both in schools and in the community.