The Humana People to People programme trains teachers to be capable of working in the rural setting and willing to do so, under the given conditions and with the ambition of creating change for the better.
Humana People to People member organisations train 5.000 teachers per year at 53 Teacher Training Colleges in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, DR Congo, Guinea Bissau and India, in co-operation with the Ministries of Education and as an integrated part of the education system, complementing government efforts and contributing to innovation and development of teacher training.
The teacher is a part of the community where the school is situated, and creates good relations to all sides; to the children, to the colleagues in the school, to the parents, and to the local leaders.
The Humana People to People teacher training concept places the teacher trainee at the centre of his own education with the opportunity and the responsibility to acquire knowledge, skills and competences. At the same time, the training is based on team work and social responsibility within a group, which gives a strong combination of developed individuality and collectivity.
Extensive practice in the primary school forms part of the education and is linked to studies within the subject areas of the national curriculum. Practice and theory meet in a dialectic process and enrich the learning.
At the end of 2015, 25.000 teachers had been trained and approximately 80% of them are working in rural schools. This is an achievement, meaning that the training of teachers for the rural primary schools contributes substantially to reaching the goals of universal primary education with quality.
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