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The ADPP Nhamatanda Campus in Lamego consists of three projects:
EPF was founded in 1995 to equip future teachers with the skills that they need to be successful. Teaching in Mozambique has numerous difficulties including extraordinarily large class sizes (in excess of 100 students per teacher in some areas!!), a general lack of materials including text books. Mozambican teachers have to be motivated, creative, and resourceful. The two and a half year program at EPF includes general studies about math, sciences, history, social studies, etc. The curriculum also contains many opportunities for practical learning. For example, students complete a student teaching period and have another point where they are required to create teaching materials from local resources.
EAO was founded in 1996. The Vocational School in Nhamatanda is a technical school concentrating on three disciplines: Agriculture/Animal Husbandry, Construction and Commerce/Secretarial studies. The school provides the necessary technical skills for young Mozambicans, between the ages of 17 and 25, to be successful. EAO is a 2 year program where students complete 8th, 9th, and 10th grades and receive a certificate of vocational achievement. The school is now recognized by the Provincial Director of Education as a model technical training school. Since the founding of the school, more than 350 young Mozambicans have been successfully trained and gainfully employed.
The AAC Child Aid Project has been in operation since 1997. AAC works with people living in the rural areas of the district. The Child Aid officers travel into rural areas to educate families about health related issues, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, malaria, domestic violence, and the importance of education. Child Aid also works extensively with orphaned children in the area. Often times, extended families unofficially adopt orphans but to the possible financial detriment to their own family. Child Aid has coordinated a food distribution program and preschool education for the orphans and their adopted families.