ONP - National Teachers’ Union
ONP/SNPM is a national organisation with teachers and non-teaching staff within education and culture, who are interested in developing quality education for all, as its members.
Address: Av. Eduardo Mondlane, nº 49 - C.P 4643 - Maputo
Telephone: 21 490400
Fax: 21 490400
Contact person: 82 - 402 6400 (Mª Paula Vera Cruz)
Theme: Building Local Democracy
ONP was created in the 12th of October 1981 with the objective to become the instrument that links all teachers, so that they can stand together in the fight to make the teaching profession more respected for its exemplary behaviour, and to install the feeling of pride in teachers and make them defend their career and their rights.
In accordance with the 1990 Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique, which introduced the multiparty system in the country, ONP declared itself an apolitical organisation and ended its affiliation with the ruling party.
The existence of citizens, who think about issues of life and experience the democratic principles, and who participate in the building of a developed, free, fair and equal society.
- Further the teaching for citizenship among staff from the area of education and culture.
- Represent teachers in dealings with government and state institutions.
- Establish various kinds of communication and exchange of experiences with the members.
- Provide services to the members and help them to solve work related conflicts.
- Teach and train within a democratic context of human rights.
Main ongoing activities
- Publishing and making known to the Mozambican teachers the Professional Ethics and Deontology Code;
- Participation in the Campaign to fight against sexual abuse of girls in the education system;
- Development of entrepreneurship and income generation among young teachers;
- Training teachers in technical schools in partnership with one of the unions in Denmark;
- Education for citizenship and other socio-economic and institutional developments.
Direct: Teachers and non-teaching staff within education and culture.
Indirect: Children, parents and guardians, and society in general.