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"Aprendemos brincando" in the community of Paquitequete

From 2016 to 2018 we carried out an education project in schools in the city of Pemba.

Our results

In 2013 we erected a primary school building and in 2016 started initiatives at the school in Paquitequete. We began extracurricular training activities for teachers, for example in poetry, gardening and theatre, and provided tools and educational material for administration and the library. In 2018 we renovated the school in Paquitequete and in October 2019 began building a new one. We also provided teaching material, put teaching assistants into schools in the neighbourhoods of Paquitequete and Wimbe taught the children about social and environmental topics. The initiative resulted in far fewer children dropping out of school. It improved the level of basic literacy in the first year of primary school, as well as the quality of methodology and education. The project had an innovative approach, with avant-garde, participatory teaching that involved pupils, taking key from their potential and personal skills. Putting assistants in the classes alongside teachers has created an atmosphere of dialogue, interest and curiosity. It has crystallised a positive, attentive attitude in the class and encouraged a healthy motivation for learning 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.


Important statistics about the project

A cutting-edge inclusive teaching was offered
involved in activities in Wimbe 2018-19
3,000 Pupils involved in activities in Paquitequete, 2016–2019
Their role was found to be very important
80 h weekly
classes given by assistants in Paquiteque 2016-19
To contribute to a reduction in school dropout rates
1 School
building built

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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

Safety first

We believe that workplace safety is a fundamental principle that we share with employees, contract workers and local communities. For that reason, we implement all necessary measures to avoid accidents, including organisational models to assess and manage risk, training programmes, skills development and the promotion of a culture of safety.



To set up the initiative we signed an agreement with the provincial department for education and culture, the municipal council of Pemba and the neighbourhood council of Paquitequete. We also spoke with representatives of the community in Paquitequete, including community and religious leaders.