Schneider Foundation support for the Vocational School in Bissorã

Schneider Foundation support for the Vocational School in Bissorã

The Vocational school of Bissorã will be supported for the second year by the French-based Schneider Foundation in order to modernize and improve the quality of its training in electricity and solar energy for youth.

The trainers of the school have been able to reinforce their technical knowledge in a training delivered by the volunteer from Schneider during 10 days in November 2017 and with the support of modern and didactic training kits provided by the same company.

This second year, Schneider will send another volunteer to the school to train the trainers in entrepreneurship to build their capacities and for them to support better the students in finding a job after the training or open their own business.

The existing course on basic electricity and solar energy will be completed by an advanced level created with the support of Schneider in order to answer better the national needs in terms of skilled labor force in the sector of electricity and solar energy.

In 2022 new equipment will arrive to reinforce the training of electricity and solar energy.

Official Handover Ceremony of the new School Infrastructure in Missirã

Official Handover Ceremony of the new School Infrastructure in Missirã

This morning, November 21st 2017, at the Cassacá Congress School in Missirã, Bissau, the official ceremony of a new pavilion built with seven (7) properly equipped classrooms was held.

The work is the result of a partnership signed on 27 January 2016 between ADPP Guinea-Bissau and the Japanese Embassy in Dakar, which provided a fund of 47,836,398.50 CFAF for the realization of this work. At the official ceremony the following personas participated:

➢ His Excellency Mrs., Iracema do Rosário – Secretary of State for Basic, Secondary and Vocational Education;

➢ His Excellency Mrs. Keiko EGUSA – Charge of the business with the Embassy of Japan in Guinea-Bissau;

➢ Mr. Asger Pedersen Nyrup – National Director of ADPP Guiné-Bissau

➢ Mr. Armando Correia Landim – President of the Parents Association and Head of Education.


Besides them, dozens of students, teachers and parents and caretakers were present at the ceremony.

ADPP GB congratulates its team and its partners for the success of this project and for the results achieved.



Combating Climate Change – by ADPP Mozambique

Combating Climate Change – by ADPP Mozambique

Boosting livelihoods and food availability through irrigation schemes in Mozambique: an example from Munguissa

Last week at the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, world leaders congregated in Germany to address the challenges of climate change, in a concerted effort to seek solutions and stimulate action to counter this growing global threat.

Humana People to People has been working tirelessly to buffer against the effects of climate change at local levels around the world. Worsening droughts in Mozambique have hindered cultivation of crops in recent years, affecting livelihoods and limiting the availability of food to many Mozambicans. This case study demonstrates the impact of Humana People to People’s irrigation scheme on facilitating crop growth in the face of a changing climate.

Ceziano Amadeu is a member of Ovilela Farmers’ Club located in Munguissa, Zambezia province of Mozambique. The club is one of the sites to benefit from an irrigation system constructed by ADPP Mozambique with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland. The Farmers’ Clubs project seeks to reduce rural poverty through promoting small-scale agriculture. It is for this purpose that the Munguissa drip irrigation scheme was conceived.

The irrigation scheme is a 2 hectare capacity scheme. Different types of vegetables, onions, green pepper, tomatoes, lettuce, carrot and cucumber are grown here at this scheme.

It was during one routine monitoring visit to the Club that a Farming Instructor met with Ceziao, a farmer at Ovilela Club, who had this to share with the project team. “I am a member of the Club since joining in 2014. The project has assisted farmers through training. We have learnt how to prepare compost and use line planting of vegetables. Last year the project taught us about nutrition and how to prepare fortified porridge using vegetables”.

When asked about the impact of the irrigation system, Mr Ceziano responded, “The irrigation is assisting club members to increase their production for household consumption, as well as sales of excess vegetables on the local market resulting in increased income for the farmers”.

The irrigation system is supporting farmers to achieve self-sufficiency in agricultural production, benefitting 500 farmers directly and an additional 2,000 people indirectly in the district. This is exemplary of the good work that Humana People to People carries out around the world to help people deal with the impact of climate change on local communities. This week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference we are showcasing the work of Humana People to People’s members to highlight our cause while setting an example for others to follow in the struggle against climate change.


Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretary of State of Communities

Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretary of State of Communities

On the morning of the 31st of October 2017, a Associação de Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo Guiné-Bissau (ADPP/GB),  in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and communities,MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, with the Secretary of State of the Communities (SEC).In this act, witnessed by the high officials of the ministry, as well as by ADPP GB, was presided by His Excellency Ambassador Dino Seidi, Secretary of State for Communities, and by Mr Asger Pedersen Nyrup and Ms Mariana Camilo, qualities of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADPP Guiné-Bissau respectively.

The memorandum signed here aims to engage ADPP GB, as a partner in the implementation of “Policies and Programs for the Promotion of Community Welfare and Development, including Migration.”

The SEC and ADPP-GB further agree to support each other in the mobilization and negotiation of funding for the Projects and/or Actions deemed useful by the two Parties, and agree to work cooperatively in pursuit of the above-mentioned objectives and to effective implementation and efficiency of the Projects and Actions jointly defined.

3 Years of Donations from the Danish Recycling Funds and UFF

3 Years of Donations from the Danish Recycling Funds and UFF

ADPP – Guinea Bissau since 2015 in June started to Received Containers of Second-hand materials from Denmark. These materials are benefited under a partnership agreement between ADPP –Guinea Bissau and UFF- Humana in Denmark. Taking into consideration that what is regarded as of zero value in one part of the world still can serve on the other part of the world. In this regard UFF- Humana in Denmark signed an agreement of collecting and sending containers of second-hand materials with The Danish Relief Group that is known as Nødhjælpsdepotet this group is located in the city of Næstved. This donation is made by the fund called “Recycling for Development” also known as “Genbrug til Syd”.

ADPP –Guinea Bissau has benefited 5 Containers of assorted materials from the Recycling Fund and UFF-Humana;

  • In 2015 received one Container with items like School chairs, Office chairs, School tables and office tables, simple hospital equipment and first aid medication including 500 Spectacles. The materials were distributed in all the projects operated by ADPP Guinea Bissau such as; Farmers in Bissorá, Vocational school in Bissorá, DNS in Bachil and the National Office for ADPP. In addition to that all the medical equipment were given to the Ministry of Health in Guinea Bissau who then gave to regional hospital in Mansoa,
  • In 2016 ADPP –Guinea Bissau through the same Recycling Fund and the involvement of the mentioned partners benefited 2 more containers which were full of different items like 70 Computers from the Computer Group in Holbæk”., School chairs and tables, Blackboards, including medical equipment as well as the spectacles and wheelchairs. So the materials again were distributed in the same line as the objective for the furniture was to complete at least an average of 25 Chairs in the 24 community centers operated by Farmers Club project in Oio. And the rest of the materials Computers were distributed amongst the projects in Guinea Bissau operated by ADPP such as the Vocational school in Bissorá, Teachers Training College in Bachil, Farmers Clubs in Bissorá and some in the national office for ADPP in Bissau.
  • Recently in 2017, during the period of April to June, ADPP- benefited 2 containers in of assorted items such as: 185 School tables of which 55 are for 2 people each and 80 for one person each, 16 bicycles, 18 bags for the sleeping pads, 7 Sewing machines, 7 boxes Spectacles and 13 boxes cases for the spectacles, 5 Hospital beds and 5 Mattress, 3 Wheelchairs and 21 Rollators just to mention a few. These materials were also distributed to the mentioned projects. On average each container contains items with a value of around 40.000 euro. In total, until now ADPP Guinea-Bissau and its partners have benefited over 200.000 Euros from the recycling fund.

A total of 2.720 farmers will benefit from a new Cashew Processing Centre

A total of 2.720 farmers will benefit from a new Cashew Processing Centre

Bissorã sector will have soon a new Cashew Processing Centre tat is being built within the project Cashew Processing and Commercialization, funded by European Union.

The project, which works directly with 2.720 farmers, aims to contribute to the reduction of chronic food insecurity and to increase the resilience of rural populations through improved cashew production and processing, and through the introduction of organized commercial activities.

The new Processing Centre will have 3 different store rooms: one for the fruit, another one for the nuts and another one for the pulp as well as two processing units, one for the nut and another for the pulp.

Within the project, two Cooperatives will be created representing the 2.720 farmers to create a new commercial and politic factor in Bissorã sector. The Cooperatives will also bring more possibilities for the small scale farmers of the region.

Once the Processing Centre and the Cooperatives ran, the project team together with the farmers and partners will elaborate a management system for the Centre to benefit the population of the region in general with a long term perspective.

New furniture and toys at Preschool Caberná

New furniture and toys at Preschool Caberná

In May 2017 the Preschool Caberná which is situated in the premises of the DNS Teacher Training College Cacheu received a donation of furniture and toys.

The moment of receiving the donation was a great joy for the children and their parents who attended the event. The happiness of the children and their parents demonstrate the perception of their privilege to be entitled to the material that was received, realizing that this opportunity has rarely been awarded to the children from other preschools.

The donation is a gesture of solidarity by the People in Denmark to the People in Bachil community. As for the direction of the DNS Teacher Training College, the donation is a witness of the strong relationship between the College and the UFF Denmark. Until now, the management of the school has been experiencing difficulties by not having enough furniture and necessary material for the school.

We have received a donation which is of a great importance to the DNS Teacher Training College and the children of the Preschool. The donation is a great support for us because it helped to fill in the gap of the missing necessary material of the School. Today we see the joy in children’s faces – we see them playing, running, jumping with each other, and that is the result of our common efforts.




Bissorã Hospital improves its services thanks to Danish Relief Group donation

Bissorã Hospital improves its services thanks to Danish Relief Group donation

“Patients from Bissorã Hospital are now attended with much better conditions thanks to Danish Relief Group donation. The five beds donated by the Group were placed in the paediatric room improving children’s care as these beds are in better conditions than the old ones. The old beds were put in the adults care room which allowed us to increase the capacity to host more adults to overnight at the Centre”, said Teresa Luisa Embaná, administrator of Bissorã Hospital, in Oio region.

Maternity received also wheelchairs that are used to transport pregnant women after giving birth, “before this donation women were carried to the caring room by their relatives, but now they are wheeled securely and comfortably”, confirms one of the nurses. Not only the women but also the new born babies receive now their first hygienic cares in a new bathtub which facilitates also nurses work.

Danish Relief Group donation included 350 glasses that are free distributed to the patients according to the optician prescription, “this distribution is really helpful as there are no shops in Bissorã to buy glasses, you  only can find glasses in Bissau capital. Moreover few people can afford to buy them as they are very expensive for the majority of the population” (between 30 to 75 euros).  A massage table, uniforms, bedside tables and rollators were also part of the donation.

Bissorã Hospital shared also some of the materials donated to the Health Centres nearby, aware of the fact that solidarity between the most needed is the base of community development.


Children from Missira, will have soon a new school thanks to the Japanese Government

Children from Missira, will have soon a  new school thanks to the Japanese Government

The Japanese ambassador in Dakar, Mr. Shigeru OMORI, visited the Congreso de Cassacá school in Bissau capital, to corroborate how the work is progressing in the new school that is being building from the root within a new partnership between Japanese government and ADPP GB.

The aim of the project is to contribute to improve the quality of the educational system in Guinea-Bissau through the improvement of the infrastructures and equipment of the schools where children receive education.

The new school will have 7 different classrooms, all of them full equipped with furniture (140 desks and chairs for children and 7 desks and chairs for teachers).  The new infrastructure will benefited directly 840 children per year from Missira neighbourhood, that will receive education in better conditions that will have a direct impact in the progress of their studies.

This is the third time Japanese government trust ADPP GB as implementer of development projects, focused all of them on Education, as its believed the base of any country to reach the progress.

The Humana People to People Progress Report: 2016 and beyond

The Humana People to People Progress Report: 2016 and beyond

The Federation Humana People to People (Humana People to People) is pleased to release its Humana People to People Progress Report: 2016 and Beyond, demonstrating the value of its work over the past year.

The report includes an overview of projects delivered by Humana People to People members, summary of major achievements, data on total projects delivered, partners worked with, people reached, case studies of particularly successful projects delivered by its 31 members and some of its plans for 2017.

2016 was both a challenging and exciting year for Humana People to People: challenging as members adapted to evolving political realities and rapidly changing development challenges; but exciting as Humana People to People grew and established new partnerships across the globe, took on new challenges, expanded interventions, learned multiple lessons and enjoyed many new experiences. 

Humana People to People remains more committed than ever to combating the increasingly complex challenges and threats facing the world today: migrant crises, epidemics, the effects of climate change, food insecurity and inequality, as the international community aligns its commitments with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 



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