Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo (ADPP Angola)
ADPP is an Angolan non-governmental organisation, which started in 1986 and was registered with the Ministry of Justice in 1992. Since 1986, ADPP has worked together with local communities and the authorites to build a more unified, equitable and just country in which all people can live healthy, happy and productive lives. ADPP works in 17 of Angola's 18 provinces and directly engages more than 8,000 people in work or study on a daily basis. ADPP reaches hundreds of thousands of others through community-based projects in health, education and community development. All activities are built on four pillars:
A community-based perspective that empowers individuals, families and communities to make positive changes in their own lives.
Building of in-country capacity through projects which complement government policy
An integrated approach to development that applies a ‘whole community’ approach linking education, health and community development activities for maximum impact.
A recognition of Government as a key player in promoting long-term sustainable development and close working partnerships with local, provincial and national Government officials
ADPP’s development models cover a full range of education and health-related activities, including water and sanitation, hygiene, community and environmental health, HIV/AIDS, teacher training, agriculture and livelihoods. As per 2014, activities include:
Teacher training: ADPP has graduated 6613 MED-certified primary school teachers and currently graduates a further 1000 per year via its 14 teacher training colleges run in collaboration with the Ministry of education.
Other schools: ADPP operates 8 schools for young people offering combined practical and theoretical training as well as an institute for the training of project leaders. In addition, ADPP has consistently provided literacy training, and currently has 100,000 adults in literacy projects in 12 provinces.
Health: ADPP has organized millions of people to take affair in matters related to HIV, malaria, TB, water and sanitation, hygiene, as well as providing ad hoc assistance to health authorities in relation to vaccination campaigns, cholera outbreaks etc. Among these are “Total Control of the Epidemic” projects with household level HIV awareness raising and support for behavior change over a three year period, covering: Kunene- 400.000 people. Bengo- 100.000 people; Benguela- 150.000 people and Zaire – 90.000 people.
Rural development: there are currently 100,000 persons actively participating in ADPP’s rural projects for community development or rural projects for economic development.
Agriculture: ADPP trains and organizes subsistence farmers in modern, environmentally friendly methods which also increase yields, whilst also promoting increased entrepreneurship.
All ADPP projects are carried out together with the relevant authorities at national, provincial and local levels, including traditional authorities. ADPP is a co-founder and member of Humana People to People.See more