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The main language at São Tomé and Príncipe is Portuguese, followed by a few Creole languages spread over the two islands. Up to 98% of the children attend the primary school – which is four years of compulsory education –, but only 38% attend the secondary school. 


Women in particular often drop out of school to provide for a family or earn money. While the main goal of the educational system is to reduce illiteracy, learning English is not mandatory and half of the country's teachers are under qualified. This has a strong negative impact on the country's tourism.

The São Toméan Round Table English school wants to enable young adults to learn English in order to be fit for the labour market of the future, to boost the tourism and thus strengthen the country's economy.

The English school is organized by Nilton Paquete and three teachers and is based in the capital São Tomé. There are two groups of 30 students each, which are taught three days a week for four hours (Mo/Wed/Fr and Tue/Thu/Sat). The aim is to successfully prepare students for an internationally recognised English test.


The money of the donation will be used to pay the teachers, the rent of the classrooms and the teaching materials for the students! 





Djamilo Correia Gonçaves Afonso, was born on February 1, 1984; live in Campo de Milho Sao Tome, Agua-Grande District; Professionally he is degree in education inspection, since 2006 he teaches , Portuguese language, Mathematic, English language and marketing in public school. 


From 2016 to 2019 he was director from a secondary public school, and in this project of English formation he teaches from 14:30 to 16:30 PM, and his classroom has 30 students,, and in our project about English formation he is a pedagogical responsible of the English language formation.

Sivério Almeida Espirito Santo, was born on august 2, 1993 ; live in Cruz-Mami São Tome Agua-Grande District; he is English teacher since 2015, and he also teaches English  in public school, and his second profession is economist. 


In this project about English formation, he teaches from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M, in his classroom he has 35 students.

Nilton de Sousa Viegas Paquete, was born on January 23, 1981; live in Boa-Morte Sao Tome District of Agua-Grande;  he is English teacher since 2006 up to now, I became professional tourism guide from 2008, I am creator of the projects and president of association from professional tourism guide from STP, and owner from tourism and travel agency BIOTOUR-STP, in the project about English formation.


I teach from 5:00 PM  to 7:00 PM, in Agua-Grande I have in my classroom 40 students that have class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, but in Agua-Izé community on the way to the south where live about 1700 people meanly young , I also teach English for 45 people from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M on Tuesday/Thursday/ Saturday



Salary for teachers: 


Room rental:






Monthly total costs:




Learning Material PRT - EN - PRT

Books & Workbooks

Hardware like:

  • Laptops inkl. Windows 10

  • Tablets

  • Smartphones

Transport of Material


In 2021 we plan to open two more classes in the Cities Santana and Neves to increase our arrangement 

in São Tomé e Príncipe.

We will supply the schools with learning material and will work together with the embassy of Portugal in Berlin. We also think about an school uniform.

For all the supporting Tables and Circles we think about a Pin and Coin to spread out the good news of the new school Project from Round Table 44 Berlin!

Arminda Rolim Bom Jesus

Arminda Rolim

Bom Jesus

My name is Arminda Rolim Bom Jesus, I am 49. I live in São Gabriel São Tomé.


I am president for an ONG,

I am studying English in the project from English course, because it is very important for my job!

Ravaiel Tavares Almeida Sebastião

Ravaiel Tavares Almeida Sebastião

Hello, i am Ravaiel Tavares, i live in Almeirim, i am 21 years old, i am from São Tomé.

I am studying English because it is important to my future.

Ermingarda Ramos Carvalho

Ermingarda Ramos Carvalho

My name is Ermingarda Carvalho, i am 28 years old.

I am student of the English Class, because I like and I want to speak and sing in English



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