every child has the
right to education

Angola has adopted a "Situation of Public Calamity" to replace the "State of Emergency" with gradual reopening. Schools were to start again July 27, but remain closed for safety. The number of confirmed cases continues to climb. The healthcare system is weak and inadequate. There is extreme poverty, lack of access to clean water, poor sanitation... and suffering.

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RISE has had an opportunity to give 24,000 MORE kids access to education through a matching co-funding partnership with Educate A Child and the ExxonMobil Foundation!

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

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meet Ana

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.

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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!

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