ADPP is a Mozambican non-governmental association. It was established in 1982 and has grown steadily during its 37 years of existence. It currently implements over 60 projects across all provinces of the country, employs 3,000 staff and benefits more than 2 million Mozambicans annually.
Program Areas of ADPP Mozambique
ADPP Mozambique is active in four main sectors, namely: Education, Health, Agriculture and Renewable Energies. A special focus is given to improving primary education through Teacher Training, improving food security and livelihoods in rural areas through the Farmers' Clubs and improving community health through the TCE HIV/AIDS prevention and care Program. All ADPP Programs are based on the holistic development of the local communities, which is seen as the key to reaching sustainable results in each of the program areas.
The overall mission of ADPP Mozambique is to promote the equitable social and economic development of the people of Mozambique, and in particular of those in the most vulnerable position – children, orphans and the rural poor, especially women and girls – in order to ensure that they can participate on equal terms to the development of their country and enjoy their human rights to the fullest.
The strategy of ADPP Mozambique is based on solidary humanism. We work with people and communities on the grassroots level, among the people and with the people. This is done fighting shoulder to shoulder with the poor and through an approach that combines various crosscutting themes, including literacy, health and gender issues.
We at ADPP believe that real change happens in the minds and hearts of people, in the interaction with others and within the social and cultural context of a given community. Every person counts and therefore whole communities are mobilized in order to achieve sustainable results. According to us, development should be seen as a holistic and inclusive process that aims at the overall wellbeing of people and communities on both socio-economical and cultural terms. The central role given to the human in the development process is among the core humanistic values of ADPP Mozambique.
ADPP staff and volunteers
People behind it all
The National Headquarters of ADPP Mozambique, including the Partnership Office and the Department of Economy and Administration, is located in Machava, Maputo Province. The National HQ works to support the smooth running of the altogether 60 ADPP projects with their over 3,000 staff and countless local volunteers contributing to them.
"Passionates" – Volunteers in the field
Real development change happens in the minds of people and translates into dedicated and motivated individuals who are willing to take action. It is therefore not a surprise that many of the ADPP programs benefit from the regular support and significant contribution of local volunteers.
These ADPP volunteers are called "Passionates" and they work in various tasks ranging from cooking schools meals for children to mobilizing HIV-positive people into peer support clubs and assisting orphan children in their homework.The contribution of the volunteers is crucial: they set a strong role model for a positive behavior change in the communities in which they work.
The Development Instructor (DI) Program is a program coordinated by the International Humana People to People Federation. Its main objective is to offer a possibility for anyone to contribute to development change through one of the Humana People to People development programs.
The DI program includes a 6-month training period in one of the Humana training institutes in Europe, USA, South Africa, India or China, followed by a 6-month practice period in one of the development programs. At the end, the DIs write a report on their experience and disseminate their experiences in their countries of origin.
The Program is based on volunteerism and the spirit of international solidarity. The DIs receive a symbolic compensation for their work but cover most of the costs of the training and travel by themselves.