Main Barriers to Education
- Rural Residence
- Shortage of Schools
- Lack of Learning Materials
Interventions to Barriers
- School Construction
- Government Collaboration
- Community Ownership
- Provision of Teaching and Learning Materials
In spite of the country’s demographic challenges, the government has acknowledged the importance of education and prioritised student enrolment, teacher recruitment and investment in school infrastructure through the framework of its Education for All National Action Plan. However, development efforts have been somewhat uneven, as urban centres of the country have garnered significant attention, whilst swaths of rural Angola are still in need of reform and support.
Of the issues plaguing the country’s education sector, poverty and the lingering adverse effects of war are formidable barriers. In addition, rural residence, overcrowded classrooms, a severe shortage of schools, learning materials, bathroom facilities and teachers also make a child’s path to education in Angola difficult.
To increase access to quality primary education amongst Angola’s most marginalised out of school children, EAC has partnered with RISE International. Specific project interventions include: identifying locations for school construction in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) officials and local authorities; providing teaching and learning materials; collaborating with government officials to recruit, hire and deploy teachers to project schools; and dedicating and handing over completed schools to the MOE and target community, reinforcing the role and involvement of the target community.
Geographic Location: Southern Africa
Languages: Portuguese (official), Chokwe, Fiote, Kikongo, Kimbundu, Kwanhama, Luvale, Muhumbi, Nhaneca, Nganguela, Umbundu