We have now become teachers – teachers engaged in our work. Our journey has only begun!” — Dionísio Guidione, a graduate teacher, Maputo, Mozambique
The new year holds special promise for the 1,320 teachers that recently graduated from the DNS teacher-training colleges in Mozambique operated by ADPP Mozambique. Commencement ceremonies were held at 11 campuses in December, representing a climactic finale for students completing either the three-year or one-year programs.
The importance of these primary school teacher graduations were underscored by the attendance of dignitaries representing the national and provincial governments, including Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Ms. Claudina Cassamo, and the Provincial Director of Education and Culture of Maputo, Mr. Lucas Paulo Fernandes.
“ADPP Mozambique has assumed with great responsibility the confidence given to it by the Ministry of Education," heralded Ms. Cassamo at the ceremony in Maputo. Mr. Fernandes applauded the ability of the program to train new teachers to meet the needs of underserved areas: “The great merit of the institution is to train qualified teachers prepared for working in the rural communities."
Since 1993, ADPP Mozambique has graduated more than 14,000 primary school teachers, helping to revitalize rural education in the country. Read more about the teacher training program in Mozambique.