Project profile — Better Education through Teacher Training and Empowerment for Results (BETTER)


CODE - Canadian Organization for Development Through Education (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011140)
2015-07-09 - 2023-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (20.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (5.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (40.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (25.00%)
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve the pre-service teacher training program directly at four Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) in Maputo, Tete, Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces by working with the TTC Instructors, student-teachers, current teachers and school management teams to explore innovative and effective teaching and management approaches. To ensure the ongoing effectiveness of the training, the project would include an innovative ‘real-time’ feedback function between the TTCs and the partner primary schools. Furthermore, the project would work with the community to emphasize the linkages between formal education, poverty reduction, livelihood opportunities and socio-economic growth.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: 1) strengthened pre-service teacher training program; 2) improved in-service supervision and training for student-teachers and current teachers; and 3) strengthened school management.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2020: (1) manuals using a student-centred approach were published and distributed for five subject areas (Portuguese language, Mozambican languages, pedagogy and Mozambican and Portuguese language didactics); (2) off-line hypermedia manuals were provided to four teacher training colleges containing 16 videos on participatory teaching methodologies; (3) 80 educators (of which 27 were women) in teacher training colleges were trained on using gender-sensitive, child-centred practices for in-service training of primary school teachers, school directors and school councils; (4) training to promote gender equality and prevent gender-based violence was provided to 433 people (of which 217 were women) from the 61 supported primary schools, including school directors, teachers and Gender Equality Focal Points; and (5) leadership training provided was provide to school directors and Gender Focal Points in primary schools on how to create a school environment that promotes equality and zero tolerance for gender-based violence.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,773,919
Transaction Date Type Value
29-04-2024 Disbursement $490,515
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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