Cacilhas Norte school
The story of Cacilhas Norte is one of passion and commitment by the community. With thousands of children in the area, and no schools, the principal and community worried for the future of their kids without access to education. As the government was not in a position to help, the community came together to purchase land for a school. The project was started in 2014, with the community contributing money each year toward a new school with 18 classrooms, offices, and 11 bathrooms, to improve the teaching and learning process. The school is about ⅓ complete. They met with the RISE Angola team and asked that RISE help them finish the school.
Over 2100 children are in temporary classrooms, and there are another estimated 2000 children out-of-school in the area. The vision was cast at our 2018 Benefit to partner with this community, to complete the school and give these kids access to education. Funds will be combined with those from Educate A Child and construction will begin immediately.