build. educate. empower.
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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The Angola Experience
Crow Island Elementary School students and parents learned about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children in Angola during “The Angola Experience.” Fourth graders did a great job helping to set up and facilitate the event.
Walk Through Africa
Students at Crystal Lake South hosted a Walk Through Africa, raising awareness and money to help kids in Angola go to school. The Walk “logically and convincingly showed how education is the solution for so many hardships.” Thank you!
Travel to Angola… January/February 2019
Leaving the heat and humidity of Luanda behind, we arrived home yesterday afternoon to a cold and wintery Chicago. It’s always strange to be in Angola one day, and in the US the next… albeit after three flights, and hours in airports, waiting. The trip began with an early arrival in Luanda…