In the field of education, ADPP GB is focused mainly on two senses: Teacher Training Schools for primary education in rural areas and Vocational Schools that train young people in Agricultural, Civil Construction, Commerce and Business Administration courses, Electricity, Technology Solar Energy and Plumbing and Maintenance of Water Pumps. In turn, ADPP GB develops projects with its partners to strengthen the capacities of School Site Management Committees as well as support the Construction and Rehabilitation of schools and promote the creation of preschools.
The DNS Teacher Training Program
In 2012, the DNS Teacher Training School started its activity in Bachil (Cacheu Region) to train primary school teachers in rural areas of Guinea-Bissau, the most affected by poverty.
DNS School has a 3-year internship program that includes 1 year of practice in nearby rural schools. The School operates to train not only primary school teachers but also teachers with a constructive approach to rural communities. To this end, in the second year, students specialize in community-focused matters (Health Care Expert, Women Advocacy, Entrepreneur, Community Leader, Food Producer and Media Activist) in order to implement Micro-projects in the communities where they will work.
During their training, the students carry out two investigations: one national and one international by the neighboring countries of the sub region for 3 months, to better understand their reality and that of their neighbors and to act constructively with the children and the communities where they work. To date, the DNS School has graduated 76 new teachers and all of them are already working in rural schools in Cacheu, Oio, and Bafatá placed by the Ministry of National Education.
The DNS School is born from the experience of the Humana People to People Federation, which since 1993 has operated more than 50 schools in Mozambique, Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and India. Since then more than 48,000 teachers have graduated and integrated into the communities covering more than 2.5 million pupils.
Vocational School Bissorã
Being aware that youth is the greatest opportunity in the country’s productive sector, the Vocational School of Bissorã was born in 1997 to train young people with the technical and entrepreneurial skills necessary to respond to the development challenges of rural and urban areas. Guinea Bissau.
The School offers 6 professional courses: Civil Construction, Agriculture and Livestock, Commerce and Business Administration, Solar Energy Technology, Electricity and Plumbing and Water Pump Repair. The training lasts for 11 months in an internship program that integrates social responsibility activities with the community and practical tasks of maintaining and managing the school. The formation in the Vocational School has an imminently practical component, where the theory accompanies with the practice in the classrooms equipped with the materials of each specialization.
The Vocational School is characterized by a curricular program focused on the integration of students in the labor market with the inclusion of 6 weeks of internship in specialized companies. The School also encourages young people to organize together to create initiatives of self-employment and the result of this work is the birth of the Cooperative COTEFORC with 36 members and the Agricultural Cooperative COAJOT.