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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.

Oct 2014

At the initiative of the village population a Secondary School is established

With the new school year, our school population has grown again. By now the number of students in the primary stage (1st - 6th grade) has increased to 414 students. We have currently 85 students in the secondary level (7th - 9th grade) set up so that our school now serves nearly 500 students. The problem with a lack of classrooms we solved by teaching secondary school in the afternoon when the rooms are not used by the primary level. The set-up of the secondary education comes from the initiative of the local population, which has even agreed to pay the appropriate teachers. We are very excited about this local initiative because it shows us how much the parents are behind our project and are willing to even contribute to it. As much as we welcome this interim solution, we will continue to apply for official teachers' salaries as soon as possible at the Ministry of Education. For this, a lot of patience and constant insistence is required.
At the initiative of the village population a Secondary School is established
Sep 2014

New school supplies

Wolfgang meets with Jean in Kinshasa to plan the necessary purchases for Mushapo. Among other things, the school requires a good photo copy machine for which we can easily find spare parts and ink cartridges in the region round about Mushapo. We also bought materials for new school uniforms and other school supplies such as chalk, exercise books for pupils, etc. A total of 140kg of school materials and small gifts for the children was transported by truck from Kinshasa to Tshikapa and from there by bike transport to Mushapo. We are now prepared for the new school term, and can have a good start in the new school year.
New school supplies
Aug 2014

In The Future -- Training of Teachers in Mushapo

A very positive message: From the whole region our school in Mushapo was selected by the regional department of the Ministry of Education to enable teachers from all the schools in the area to receive training. That our school was selected for the training of teachers is of course a very great honor for our young school and we are very happy with this award. We assume this great responsibility and will make the necessary arrangements for this teacher training.
In The Future -- Training of Teachers in Mushapo
Jul 2014

A Well-Deserved Break

The current school year came to an end. The certificate award was celebrated with a big party. The parents of our 313 students that were present were very proud of the achievements of their children. Now there is a well-deserved study break for the kids - but also for Jean, our manager, who uses the holiday season to visit his family in Kinshasa. In the meantime he is represented by Pierre, our school principal, but he will be there again to welcome the children in Mushapo when the new school starts in the beginning of September.
A Well-Deserved Break
Jun 2014

Final Sprint

Together with another teacher our school director Pierre accompanied pupils of grade 6 to Shamungamba where the final examinations of the primary schools of the region were taken. Thanks to good preparation by our team of teachers our students did the exams amazingly fast. And because they did so well, it awoke initially suspicion by the exam commission. In vain the pockets of the children were searched to find evidence of possible cheating till at last they had to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students. Meanwhile, the current trimester in Mushapo comes to an end and likewise our teachers achieved good progress with grades 1 to 5 and diligently prepare the new certificates for the children.
Final Sprint
May 2014

A Busy Time

Thanks to the company Denys, who made for us metal hoops, we could extend the sport facilities in Mushapo, so that the children can first learn how to play basketball and then later can play by themselves. With our dedicated team of teachers the school runs very well. Jos continues to teach English in the morning the 5th and 6th grade and in the afternoon the studious teachers. The students are preparing for the upcoming exams and the teachers are busy preparing lessons and making certificates - altogether a busy time.
A Busy Time
May 2014

Building Bridges to our Neighbors

We invited all school principals from the surrounding villages to discuss with us about issues that we may have inadvertently caused by the free education in our school. Since the schools of neighboring villages are dependent on school fees and thus on the number of pupils, we need to ensure in the future that we do not accept children in our school who would otherwise have attended another school. A good cooperation with neighboring schools is necessary in order to enable all children in the region the best possible education. Football unites and creates the first opportunity for dialogue: On Saturday, 31.05. We held a football tournament between the school team of Mushapo and the team of a neighboring village. So that his team could prepare for the tournament, the director of the neighboring school asked us if they could borrow our football.
Building Bridges to our Neighbors
Mar 2014

New subject matters: Informatics and English

Currently Jos is also working as a teacher. He is teaching English for levels five and six. English is an important added qualification, becoming more and more relevant in the Congo as English skills improve the chances for a good job in the children’s future. Jos is also teaching the teachers how to work with computers. He teaches basic informatics on his and Jean's laptops.
New subject matters: Informatics and English

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