Getting a basic education is crucial for children and youth to develop the skills they need for life and work. Education has positive impact on many issues, like people’s capacity to earn a living, mothers’ capacity to take care of their children, basic health for people and through all this, the economy of a country.
In developing countries 72 million children still do not go to school and many children receive an education that is not living up to the quality that is needed.
Humana People to People acknowledges this and already in 1993 ADPP Mozambique started training of primary school teachers for the rural school in cooperation with the Government of Mozambique. Since then other members have started similar programs and by now more than 25.000 teachers have been trained.
Vocational schools and skills training courses in the communities are giving many young people opportunities for an education that they can use to create a livelihood for themselves and their families.
Many members are also working with primary education for children coming from a background that is threatening their possibilities for both education and a dignified life.
Teacher training programs in several countries
Humana People to People members have signed agreements with Ministries of Education about establishment and operation of teacher training colleges in Angola (17), Malawi (6), Mozambique (12), DR Congo (54), Zambia (8) and Guinea Bissau (7). In India the plan is to continue to implement the program within the framework of the District Institutions of Education and Training in several states and other frameworks.
Vocational Training of the Youth
At 8 Vocational Schools in 6 countries, thousands of young people are trained in valuable skills, such as agriculture, construction, motor mechanics, and business and administration.
Schools for Children
Humana People to People addresses marginalized children and youth in cooperation with governments by running 18 school institutions for orphans and vulnerable children and youth in 6 countries.