In 2013 we built a primary school in Paquitiquete community and in 2016 started initiatives at the school in Paquitequete. We began extracurricular training activities for teachers, for example in poetry, horticulture and theatre, and we provided tools and educational material for administration and the library. In 2018 we rehabilitated the school in Paquitequete and in October 2019 we started building a new one in the same neighbourhood. We provided teaching materials, put 27 teaching assistants in Paquitequete and Wimbe schools and raised awareness of social and environmental issues. The initiative produced a remarkable reduction of school dropout, it also improved the level of basic literacy in the first cycle of primary school, as well as the quality of the methodology and educational proposal.
“Aprendemos brincando” project
This project is characterized by an innovative approach to education. The teaching is avant-garde and participatory, involving pupils and starting from the basis of their own potential and personal skills. Putting assistants in the classes alongside teachers has created an atmosphere of dialogue, interest and curiosity. It has resulted in a positive, attentive attitude in class and encouraged a healthy motivation to learn among the children.
Pemba Schools: Photo gallery
To improve learning in the schools in Pemba, we have introduced cutting-edge teaching methods, increased access to education, put in place numerous extra-curricular activities and promoted reading among students thanks to a dedicated library.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan signed in September 2015 by 193 UN member states. It incorporates 17 goals aimed at the socio-economic development of communities and regions. In line with the fourth goal, we help provide equal, inclusive education of quality, and learning opportunities for all (Goal 4).
By creating this initiative we have provided children with innovative teaching material
Our results so far
Some important statistics that sum up the projects:
involved in “Aprendemos brincando” 2018–2020
involved in activities in Paquitequete 2016–2020
in schools in Paquitequete and Wimbe 2016–2019
To set up the initiative we signed an agreement with the municipal council of Pemba. We also engaged with representatives of the community in Paquitequete, including community and religious leaders.
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