thanks to those that joined us for our Virtual 2020 Benefit
it begins with a school
give kids at Bolonguera a school
build. educate. empower.
RISE builds primary schools in rural Angola to educate children, empower communities and contribute to the rebuilding of the country.
Every child has the right to education. We target vulnerable and marginalized children, those living in poverty that face multiple barriers to education, and deserve the basics that all children deserve – food, safety, healthcare, education, and clean water. Education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families, individual freedom, and empowerment.
“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 Grouplearn more
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
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!
Virtual Benefit is Tonight!
Our Virtual 2020 RISE Benefit is tonight!
It Begins with a School
October 17th – 7:00pm – 7:45pm CST
50% match up to $50 gift!
GlobalGiving is matching ALL donations up to $50 per unique donor at 50% through Friday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST Give today!
Save Our Future
RISE is partnering with SaveOurFuture and other organizations to bring awareness to the global #education crisis that is being magnified by COVID-19. Investment in education is critical and we need to take action now.