Literacy Guide

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Bairro Sapu, Rua do Abacate, Casa Nr 137
Município de Viana
Luanda, Angola
Tel: (011) 244-91-737-2779
Email: [email protected]
Director: Maveza Mbiyeye Eduardo 


Angola Literacy Program


Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola), is located in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean. The exclave province of Cabinda has a border with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Angola was a Portuguese overseas territory from the 16th century to 1975. After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. The country is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa; however, its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst ranked in the world. In August 2006, a peace treaty was signed with a faction of the FLEC, a separatist guerrilla group from the Cabinda exclave in the North, which is still active. About 65% of Angola’s oil comes from that region.

Education in Angola

Illiteracy Rate: 22.8%

Although by law, education in Angola is compulsory and free for 8 years, the government reports that a certain percentage of students are not attending school due to a lack of school buildings and teachers. Students are often responsible for paying additional school-related expenses, including fees for books and supplies.

Angola Statistics

  • Men Enrolled 16%
  • Women Enrolled 84%

  • Angola’s literacy rate for 2014 was 66.03%, a 1.38% decline from 2001.
  • Angola’s literacy rate for 2001 was 67.41%, a 67.41% increase from .
  • In 2015, youth illiteracy for Angola was 1.32 million.
  • Growing at an average annual rate of 28.47 %.

111 Centers

111 Facilitators

3,754 Enrolled

Programs Offered in Angola

In operation since 2000, Alfalit Angola has given the gift of literacy to more than 100,000 people. For the past 5 years close to 36,000 students have participated in our literacy, basic education, and community development programs.


Basic Education