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Mozambique Celebrates 25 years of ADPP teacher training

On 25 October 2018, ADPP Mozambique celebrated 25 years of ADPP teacher training at an event in Maputo. Today ADPP Mozambique has 11 teacher training colleges spread in all provinces of the country.

Below you can read the Federation Humana People to People’s greeting to this important event.

Murgwi, 24 October 2018

Dear all ADPP Teacher Training Colleges in Mozambique

Dear Students, Teachers and other staff

Dear Headmasters

Dear ADPP Mozambique

It is with great pride that we as the Humana People to People Movement salute you on the 25th anniversary of the ADPP Teacher Training in Mozambique.

The Teacher Training Colleges are true flagships of the Humana People to People sustainable development efforts over so many years. They express the vision of long-term development borne by the people – among which the teachers in any society play a pivotal role. So this celebration must be so loud and strong that it can be felt throughout the Federation Humana People to People – in all of Mozambique, in Angola, Malawi, Guinea Bissau, the DRC, Zambia and India, as well as in Europe and the United States, where members of the Federation Humana People to People have been long-term, consistent supporters of this programme.

The Teacher Training Colleges have created their position as local and national institutions, with their roots firmly in the Humana People to People Movement as well as in the local communities and the school societies wherever they are situated. They have learned from and together with the people around them.

The Teacher Councils of the Colleges are bearer of the pedagogical, communal and human way of thinking and the subsequent practice that characterize the teacher training and that have accomplished so many good teachers as a result.

The Students are always and will always be the main force that drives the teacher training. You who are there as students this year and this day are part of a much bigger movement, created with the start of the ADPP Teacher Training College in Maputo in 1993, and connected with the 52 other colleges in seven countries in Africa and India. When graduated, you will make the number of graduated teachers from the Humana People to People Teacher Training Colleges surpass 40.000. Dedicated teachers are more needed than ever. The job is not getting any easier with time, the challenges are huge – and you are trained to face them.

We salute the Government of Mozambique with its Ministry of Education as the primary partner of ADPP Mozambique’s Teacher Training programme, without whom it would never have been possible. Shared visions, political will to turn them into reality, courage to choose new and different ways, and at times heated debates have characterized this special partnership throughout the years.

We also salute the Humana People to People members who have supported the Teacher Training consistently since 1993 to this day, and who without doubt will continue to do so, trusting the efforts of ADPP Mozambique and the other six members of the Federation Humana People to People.

With this we wish you the best celebrations!

The Federation Humana People to People International Headquaters,
Murgwi Estate, Shamva, Zimbabwe