every child has the
right to education
RISE focuses on bringing the opportunity for education to children in remote, nearly inaccessible regions of Angola.
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24,000 MORE kids
RISE has a unique, new opportunity to give 24,000 MORE kids access to education through a matching co-funding partnership with Educate A Child!
RISE builds primary schools in rural Angola to educate children who have been affected by years of war and its aftermath. We target hard-to-reach, vulnerable and marginalized children, those living in poverty, those that face multiple barriers to education, and deserve the basics that all children deserve - food, safety, health, clean water, and education.
"Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity, and for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability."
World Bank Group
Ana lives with her aunt and two cousins. In her free time, she works in her aunt's shop as they struggle to live. Three thousand children attend school with Ana at Lixeria, and were part of the TOMS Shoes distribution. Ana is excited about her new shoes because they are beautiful and comfortable. Prior to receiving her new TOMS shoes, Ana had only a pair of worn sandals. She believes it is important to wear her TOMS shoes everyday because they will protect her feet from cuts and injuries, and are a further encouragement for her to continue studying amidst difficult circumstances.more student stories
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you can help
It costs $350 to give a child in Angola the opportunity for education.
Take action today and give a child the chance to go to school!
Brewery Tour 2017
Participants in the Brewery Tour enjoyed a beautiful day visiting Sketchbook and Begyle Breweries. Thanks to all involved who are helping give kids in Angola the chance to go to school! See more…
Make Change for Angola
Participate in Change for Angola, our coin drive initiative, with a goal is to raise $35,000. If 100 children/families/teachers worked raise $350 each, 100 children would have the chance to go to school! Learn more…
World Water Day 2017
Thank you for supporting RISE! Not only are you sending children to school in Angola, you’re providing the opportunity for clean water. Wells have been drilled at 24 RISE built schools bringing life changing clean water. worldwaterday