The school at Limbuata, 30km west of Cubal in Caimbambo, is built near the remains of an old school and abandoned Portuguese farm. Children were schooling in the roofless ruins. Consideration was given to repair but the buildings were not structurally sound nor safe. Built in partnership with the BP Foundation and BP Angola, the school was funded and construction of a new 6-classroom school began in January 2012.
A U.S. RISE team visited the site in February, the school was built, completed and then dedicated on April 2, 2012. The students, teachers, community, RISE Angola, JAM, local administration and Ministry of Education representatives, as well as BP Angola officials celebrated with joy!
A government funded well was drilled by JAM (Joint Aid Management), so the children have access to education and clean water.
We are currently fundraising to build the Njele school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2017. This school will educate 800 children.