EPF Malange is situated near the village of Lombe in the municipality of Cacuso, Malange Province. The school started in 2007 and has graduated 554 primary teachers, who are now working in the provinces of Malange itself as well as in Uige, Moxico, Kwanza Sul and Kwanza Norte.
Activities and Results of the Project
Team 2013, the first to complete the revised EPF program, graduated at the beginning of the year. There are currently 248 students at the school, divided among three teams:
- Team 2014: 84 students, 17 female and 67 male
- Team 2015: 94 students, 25 female and 69 male
- Team 2016: 70 students, 17 female and 53 male
The Effects of the Project
EPF Malange is providing quality training for young people, who are contributing to significant improvements in the educational system. 2nd and 3rd Year students are making a major difference to the education received by primary pupils, first by providing additional support for class teachers and secondly by introducing modern and child friendly methods to the classroom. The energy and commitment of the trainees, backed by sound pedagogical practices, is helping raise the level of school attendance. Close collaboration with local, municipal and provincial authorities is key. Rural communities continue to benefit from the micro projects implemented by the trainees in their final year.