Article on Angop,  Cuanza Norte, 3 November 2022

Ndalatando – A new professional training project and training for teachers in rural areas will begin to be implemented from 2023, in the municipality of Lucala, within the framework of cooperation between the agencies of Development Aid from People to People (ADPP) and the International Cooperation of South Korea (KOICA).

The innovative project includes distance training using Information and Communication Technologies, according to the chairperson of the Board of Directors of ADPP, Rikke Viholm, as part of a working visit today to the province. The project, which begins in Cuanza Norte province, will also cover Malanje and Úige. It is valued at six million US dollars and will be implemented over five years. KOICA has been collaborating with ADDP on the training of teachers and on professional technical training since 2009.

The first secretary and head of the Political and Economic Section of the Embassy of South Korea in Angola, Hyung Kwon Jung, explained that his country is an expert in the field of e-training and intends to share the experience with Angola. He added that KOICA cooperates with several African countries and in Angola it has already invested around US$200 billion in various projects, such as Innovation in Public Security, and Industrial Advanced Technology, in Luanda, as well as the modernization of the city from Sumbe.

ADPP has been cooperating with the Ministry of Education for 26 years and has trained 14,700 teachers for rural areas. Currently, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, it has 15 schools in 14 provinces. The organization also operates in the sector of literacy and empowerment of women in rural areas, which includes citizenship, financial inclusion and inclusion in the formal economy, and in the environmental sector, working towards the sustainable use of forest resources.

ADPP is an Angolan NGO. It was founded in 1986 and officially registered with the Ministry of Justice in 1992. It currently implements development projects in 17 provinces in the areas of education, health, community development, agriculture and others.

Before leaving for the municipality of Lucala, the delegation held a courtesy meeting, in the city of Ndalatando, with the acting governor of the province of Cuanza Norte, Mendonça Luís.

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