In 2011, Richmond Vale Academy joined One World University on a distance learning regime. It is an exciting prospect for the 2012 programs Fighting with The Poor. Although the basic principles of RVA will remain the same, it is a whole new curriculum, after which the student will acquire an A-certificate in Fighting with The Poor; while still maintaining the RVA “learning by doing” approach.
Instituto Superior de Educação e Tecnologia/One World University
ISET/OWU was created in 1998 with the idea of training professionals in the field of education and poverty alleviation. The teachers are trained to bachelors level. The participants will train the future teachers at the ADPP Schools for the Teachers of the Future in Mozambique and Angola. In January 2001 the course at the ISET/OWU was recognized by the Universidade Pedagogica (UP) in Maputo. In 2004 ISET/OWU signed a Memorandum of understanding with UP securing a certificate for the graduates.
In 2005 the plans and programs for the institution were approved by the Council of Ministers of Mozambique, with the Decreto nº 33/2005, Boletim da República, I Série – número 33, as a private university. It was accredited to deliver academic courses and degrees to the level of Bachelor and Masters with a national recognized qualification and was given its official name ISET – Instituto Superior de Educação e Technologia.
The Federation Humana People to People, together with its country associations currently operate 22 TTCs in close co-operation with the governments of Angola, Malawi and Mozambique with the aim of training multi skilled primary school teachers specifically for the rural areas.
One World University was created to train and educate teachers for the TTCs and since its beginnings, the university has graduated 190 trainees with a bachelor degree in Education who are now working at the TTCs as well at the teachers training institutions of the Government of Mozambique.
In October 2008, a new course, “Community Development – Fighting with the Poor” was introduced. The course and the world first bachelor degree has been created by Humana People to People, inspired by his Excellency the President of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, with the aim of contributing in the struggle against poverty.
On the 21st November 2008, ISET/OWU was inaugurated by President Guebuza, Armando Emilio Guebuza.
Today OWU has three faculties: “Pedagogy”, “Fighting with the Poor” and “Polyhistor”.