every child has the
right to education
RISE focuses on bringing the opportunity for education to children in remote, nearly inaccessible regions of Angola.
help send a child to school
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!
Celebrating its sixth year, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season by using social media and collaboration to spread the word about organizations doing work around the world. We are grateful to be focusing energy today on children in Angola who want to attend school. Learn more about how to participate…
Travel to Angola
Executive Director, Lynn Cole and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Rachel Cole, are currently traveling in Angola. They have had the opportunity to meet with Esso, BP and the US Ambassador, visit a new well at Unguengue, and witness the laying of the first stone at Sope in Cubal!
Fall Benefit 2017
Friends and supporters of RISE joined us on November 4, 2017, at the Evanston Art Center for our annual benefit. We were excited to unveil the opportunity to send MORE kids in Angola to school. Thanks for all who were involved! If you couldn’t attend, you may still donate here.