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Education

With the school project in Mushapo ADH wants to ensure a good education for the students in order to give them and the village a better future. ADH offers the schooling for free, so that also children from poorer families can attend the school. With a proper teaching staff ADH tries to establish a good teacher ratio, so that the children can be treated according to their needs. The curriculum of the officially recognized school is based on national guidelines, but already in the first grade, the language is French.

May 2020

Qui doit payer les frais de fonctionnement des cours ?

Si vous construisez une école au Congo et l'enregistrez auprès du ministère de l'éducation, comme dans notre cas avec l'école agro-vétérinaire ITAV ADH Mabala, cela ne signifie pas automatiquement que les enseignants sont payés par l'État. Depuis le début de l'année 2020, le nouveau gouvernement du Congo offre officiellement plus d'enseignement primaire gratuit. Si, en revanche, une nouvelle école secondaire est ouverte, comme notre école de Mabala, cela signifie que les parents doivent d'abord payer les frais de scolarité. Mais si vous voulez offrir une éducation gratuite, comme nous le faisons avec raison, vous devez trouver un autre moyen de financer les salaires des enseignants. Au début, notre organisation partenaire BBK payait les enseignants, mais elle n'était plus en mesure de le faire. Depuis avril 2019, ADH a repris ce projet de loi, ce qui signifie une énorme pression pour nous. Bien que le projet agricole rattaché à l'école contribue déjà à l'entretien de l'école, il est loin de pouvoir couvrir tous les coûts. C'est pourquoi nous espérons et faisons de notre mieux pour que l'État paie bientôt ses propres enseignants, puisqu'il s'agit d'une école publique. Le blocage dû à la pandémie de COVID 19 rend la question du financement d'autant plus urgente.
Qui doit payer les frais de fonctionnement des cours ?
May 2020

Who should pay for the running costs of running the school?

If you build a school in the Congo and register it with the Ministry of Education, as in our case with the 'Agro-Veterinary School ITAV ADH Mabala', this does not automatically mean that the teachers are paid by the state. Since the beginning of 2020, the new government in Congo officially offers more free primary school education. If, on the other hand, a new secondary school is opened, such as our school in Mabala, this means that the parents must first pay school fees. But if you want to offer free education, as we are striving for with good reason, then you have to find another way to finance the teachers' salaries. At first our partner organisation BBK paid the teachers, but was then no longer able to do so. Since April 2019 ADH has taken over this bill, which means an enormous pressure for us. Although the agricultural project attached to the school already contributes to the maintenance of the school, it is far from being able to cover all costs. Therefore, we hope and do our best that the state will soon pay its own teachers, since this is a state school. The lockdown due to the COVID 19 pandemic makes the question of funding all the more urgent.
Who should pay for the running costs of running the school?
Apr 2020

Lockdown in our Mabala School

Since March of this year, all schools and universities in the DR Congo are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just like for the rest of the world, this was a first for the Congo and its population, which was completely unprepared for such an emergency. There is a big difference between Congo’s countryside and the developed world. Without an Internet connection, the teachers and students in Mabala could not continue their education, as many schools in other countries did.
Lockdown in our Mabala School
Nov 2019

Hands-on training for students of the veterinarian branch on nearby farm

The students of the veterinarian branch went for their first practical training to the nearby farm of the local wood company SODEFOR, which is helping our project from time to time.
Hands-on training for students of the veterinarian branch on nearby farm
Oct 2019

Practical instructions in cultivation for students of the agricultural branch

We are very happy to see the first fruits of the latest agricultural project which is located right next to the school. The students from the agricultural section receive handson training in growing different vegetables and peanuts as well as in planting avocado, palm nut and banana trees. The school also built a chicken house and received its first rabbits to teach rabbit breeding.
Practical instructions in cultivation for students of the agricultural branch
Sep 2019

Start of the second school year at the 'Agro-Veterinary College ITAV ADH Mabala'

In September our High School in Mabala started its second year, adding the 9th th grade to the 7th 9 th and 8th th grade we had in the previous school year. The school teaches a total of 286 students, 180 boys, 106 girls – free of charge. Besides the normal subjects of the governmental curriculum, the students started their first practical agricultural and veterinarian training.
Start of the second school year at the 'Agro-Veterinary College ITAV ADH Mabala'
Jul 2019

Mabala School Visit

"When Wolfgang arrived at the airport in Nioki, he was greeted by Nioki’s mayor, Mr. Mario, Mama Annie, members of BBK (our partner organization), as well as by teachers and students of our school. The lively local music, the songs and a big banner was their way of expressing their appreciation for this new school. He was especially touched by the heartfelt gift of the students, an artificial bonsai tree. At the school grounds, 290 pupils, 11 teachers and school Principal Philemon presented beautiful songs, poems and lines the students had learned in French and some even in English. Our Agro Veterinary School “ITAV ADH Mabala” is officially registered as a governmental school. As is the case with such new schools in Congo, the government is not paying anything to support the school or the teachers. Instead, we not only pay the teachers’ salaries, but on top of that even have to pay taxes for them."
Mabala School Visit
May 2019

Mushapo and Tshikapa Schools

Gilbert and Francois keep in touch with the school directors of our schools in Tshikapa and Mushapo. Tthe fighting in Kasai 2 years ago caused the Tshokwe tribe to chase all other tribes out of the Mushapo area. This split our Mushapo School in two. The majority of the people, students and teachers had to flee to Tshikapa where they now rent an existing school building in which they teach our pupils in the afternoon. The Tshokwe tribe, which remained in Mushapo, uses our school buildings to teach their children. We continue to support the school in Tshikapa from time to time as these people had to flee and start with nothing and have a hard time to make ends meet.
Mushapo and Tshikapa Schools

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