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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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International Day of Education
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed today as International Day of Education and UNESCO is calling on governments and partners to make universal quality education a leading priority. We believe education is a human right and in Angola alone, over 2 million primary-age children are still out of school. Thanks to YOU, RISE…
Home from Angola – December 2018
Chicago was in the midst of a snowstorm the night I left, with my flight delayed a couple hours as we waited for de-icing; it was one of the last to be cleared amidst hundreds of cancellations. In stark contrast, I was met with hot, humid temperatures upon reaching Luanda. I arrived…
Give on #GivingTuesday!
Join us to give children in Angola the gift of education! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S., Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their…