Teacher Training School ADPP Lunda Sul
38 students, nine of whom are female, are currently in teaching practice at rural schools. Many of the host schools have never had a teacher never mind an ADPP trainee. The presence of Team 2016 is having an important impact on the education of rural children and on their daily life. The micro projects being implemented are benefiting the community as a whole. The projects include building community huts and schools, literacy lessons, campaigns against malaria and basic sanitation programs. All members of the communities around schools with ADPP trainees are benefiting to a great extent. Community activities are additional to the micro projects and include tree planting, cleaning actions at schools and markets, the establishment of gardens around schools and awareness campaigns about living free from rubbish and waste in order to reduce the risk of malaria. A Midway Meeting from 13 to 17 May dealt with all relevant points about the students’ work and achievements. Supervision visits, of which there have been two, have served to support the students and gather first-hand information.
When not teaching or organizing community activities, the students are engaged in resolving distance study tasks in pedagogy, psycho-pedagogy, Portuguese, math, and the didactics of Portuguese, math and civic and moral education. They are also undertaking research whereby they identify a problem and suggest a solution. The students have started 38 micro projects, including 13 preschools and 9 literacy projects, latrine building involving eight students who each plan to build 10 latrines, and school gardens.