Pedagogical and scientific partnership in Project ROPE

 Raising Outcomes in Primary Education


In the field of Cooperation for Development CEAUP has a partnership with Effective Intervention, London School of Economics’ ONGD.

Project ROPE presupposes the training of Guinean teachers and trainers aiming to ensure that school children get the specific skills in each grade. The programme intends to provide a better basic level of education and the reinforcement of teachers’ pedagogical skills and knowledge.

The basis of this project was a study on Education carried out by Effective Intervention in rural areas of all the Guinean territory designed to diagnose the level of the learners’ learning.

CEAUP counts on a research team who has gathered knowledge and experience in the development of education systems of extreme vulnerability along the years through the involvement in cooperation projects and programmes in several Portuguese-speaking African countries African.

This partnership is included in Goal 2 of the Millennium Development Goals - Achieve Universal Primary Education. Its objective aims are:

  • OE1: Support on Teacher training
  • OE2: Developping teaching and learning materials for both players in Primary Education

All the products of this work are being developed in accordance with the official national programme of Guinea-Bissau.

The design of the materials and of the training programme has in mind that the knowledge of Portuguese, the official language, is mandatory. That does not mean that the mother language of each community and each learner is not valued.

As Guinea-Bissau is a vulnerable state in educational emergency, the materials designed integrate issues related to Education for Peace and Education for Citizenship, in accordance with the list of skills (Referencial de Competências) produced by INDE (Instituto Nacional para o Desenvolvimento da Educação).



Ana Poças e Sara Poças

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R&D Supported by

R&D Unit integrated in the project number UIDB/00495/2020 and UIDP/00495/2020.



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