Universidade Pedagogica de Maputo (Mozambique) Infanta Dona Cristina De Bourbon – Spain visit UPMaputo and praise the training work for the country’s development

The Pedagogical University of Maputo received, on Monday, September 12, 2022, the visit of Infanta Dona Cristina de Bournon from Spain. A working visit carried out within the scope of the “juntos” initiative, a civil society platform, coordinated by the Aga Khan Foundation, which supports organizations in strengthening their capacities. UPMaputo is a member of this platform. This visit was preceded by another, held at the facilities of Tvsurdo, Medialab and h2n. On the first visit, Infanta Dona Cristina was accompanied by a delegation made up of her work team, employees of the Aga Khan Foundation and UPMaputo. During the visit to Tvsurdo’s facilities, Infanta Dona Cristina was informed about the activities that are carried out by this institution, where she was impressed by the way this organization engages in communication actions in defense of people with disabilities. During this visit, Dona Cristina asked that this experience be shared with UPMaputo due to its Mission of training Teachers and other cadres for the development of the Country. One of the aspects that was also discussed during this visit was Tvsurdo’s desire to see the UPM include a discipline of “Sign Language” in its training curricula, especially for teachers, as a way of expanding and facilitating communication with people with disabilities. . Dona Cristina asked that this experience be shared with UPMaputo due to its Mission of training Teachers and other cadres for the development of the Country. One of the aspects that was also discussed during this visit was Tvsurdo’s desire to see the UPM include a discipline of “Sign Language” in its training curricula, especially for teachers, as a way of expanding and facilitating communication with people with disabilities. . Dona Cristina asked that this experience be shared with UPMaputo due to its Mission of training Teachers and other cadres for the development of the Country. One of the aspects that was also discussed during this visit was Tvsurdo’s desire to see the UPM include a discipline of “Sign Language” in its training curricula, especially for teachers, as a way of expanding and facilitating communication with people with disabilities. .
After the visit to Tvsurdo, she went on to the Pedagogical University of Maputo where Infanta Dona Cristina was once again accompanied by her entourage and staff from the Aga Khan Foundation responsible for coordinating the “together” initiative. During her stay, she visited the premises of the UPMaputo video laboratory, which is being set up with the support of the “Juntos” initiative. He then visited the Distance Learning building, the physics laboratory and finally held a working meeting with UPMaputo attended by representatives of the Rector’s office, the Center for Education and Distance Learning and other UPM employees.
During the visit and meeting, Infanta Dona Cristina congratulated the work that the UPM has carried out in favor of training and development in the country and also encouraged it to continue with its work in order to keep the video laboratory in operation and allow students to and in particular distance learning have access to teaching materials in video format. Infanta Dona Cristina showed her willingness to support the UPM through the “together” initiative and allow the UPM to replicate her experience with other civil society organizations and keep it sustainable. The representation of the rectory showed enthusiasm and openness in cooperating and strengthening the bonds of friendship with Infanta Dona Cristina and guaranteeing the follow-up of these and other actions that aim to reinforce the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, taking advantage of existing memorandums and partnerships and others to be create. It should be noted that in addition to the visit to the facilities within the scope of the “together” initiative, this visit aimed to reinforce the ties of friendship existing between Infanta Dona Cristina of Spain and the Pedagogical University of Maputo.