After two years of hard work and dedication, 35 OFID-funded students graduated from DNS Mbankana during a ceremony held on July 7, 2017. The graduation occurred at the DNS school campus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The school is operated by Humana People to People Congo (HPP-Congo).
Hermine, a student who received a baccalaureate in commerce spoke about her training at DNS and how it helped her become more confident in her teaching capabilities. She added that she is excited to practice those skills with the children.
The Kinshasa-East Principal Inspector for Education Daniel Makedika Lubikulu attended the graduation, congratulating HPP-Congo on its innovative project and its remarkable participation in the development of Congolese youth. He urged the students to make the best use of the quality training they received at DNS Mbankana for the development of the country.
Following their graduation, the new teachers will be employed in predominantly rural areas, with classrooms of 25 to 50 primary school students.
The DNS teacher-training program is supported by OFID. It is part of the regional partnership agreement with Humana People to People to train 164 new primary school teachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, and Mozambique.