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!
RISE International joined Educate A Child, a program of Education Above All, and other partners in New York City on April 27-28 to celebrate the achievement of securing commitments to provide education to 10 million out of school children around the world. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and…
Volunteer Center Honor
Executive Director, Lynn Cole, was honored by the Volunteer Center at their Annual Volunteer Center Recognition Event on April 19, 2018. The Mission of The Volunteer Center is to promote volunteerism, support nonprofit organizations, and engage people in meaningful volunteer service in the communities they serve. This year’s event was held at…
Interact with Africa
Wheeling High School’s Interact with Africa Club once again hosted Walk through Africa, an interactive experience designed to teach other students about the similarities and differences of Wheeling students and Angolan students. The members of the Interact with Africa Club learn about Angola and then design presentations to share with other students…