EPF Luanda has been training primary school teachers since the year 2000, when ADPP and the Ministry of Education and made possible by financial support from Angolan oil company Sonangol.
In January 2016, a total of 56 students, 20 of whom are female, of Team 2013 graduated from the school. The school is well established and enjoys fruitful collaboration and cooperation with neighboring institutions, communities and both local and provincial authorities. A total of 884 students were graduated from the EPF and, among them, 294 were female. Many teachers who graduated from EPF Luanda work not only as primary teachers but also as school principals and head teachers.
Project Activities and Results
EPF Luanda has 184 students, 76 female and 108 male, divided into three teams.
- Team 2014: 64 students, 29 female and 35 male, on long-term teaching practice
- Team 2015: 60 students, 22 female and 38 male, gaining teaching experience in local schools
- Team 2016: 60 students, 25 female and 35 male, embarking on the EPF course
The Effects of the Project
EPF Luanda works closely with the Provincial Department of Education and forms part of the ZIP, Zone of Pedagogical Influence. For many years, the school has been training highly qualified primary teachers for schools in Luanda and Moxico.
The local primary schools benefit from the presence of 2nd Year students gaining classroom experience, and rural primary schools benefit from having 3rd Year students teaching full time for the entire academic year. Local and rural communities also benefit from the actions and activities undertaken by EPF Luanda and its students.
Young people from neighboring districts are encouraged to visit EPF Luanda and participate in open days and café evenings, sport events or community actions. They are also encouraged to enroll at the school, and can observe at first-hand the strides being made by EPF students, both personally and in general development terms.