This is a location where RISE has committed to complete 13 unfinished classrooms started by the local government in 2014, before funding ran out. There are 12 existing classrooms, with the rest of the nearly 3000 students schooling outside, or in areas separated by sheets of tin. Teachers invest in the education of their students in harsh conditions, without classrooms, books or resources.
Construction is underway, with funding from RISE and the ExxonMobil Foundation, as part of our co-funding partnership with Educate A Child. The Monitoring and Evaluation component of the project, tracking the enrollment, attendance and retention of the students will begin in January 2018.
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.