Many communities are pleading for a school. Our RISE Angola leaders make decisions as to where future schools will be built based on the need, location, accessibility, commitment of the community, local administration and Ministry of Education. Chaimbungo is a village in which the people suffered much during the war and many died. Committed to the education of their children, they longed for a school.
A Roman Catholic Mission, near the village of Chaimbungo, helped local kids with a one-classroom school in the 70’s. When the war escalated, many people from surrounding villages came to Chaimbungo and there was need for a bigger school. Nothing happened until 1995 when a German Development group built them a three classroom school with mud bricks – a building that crumbled over the years and was unable to accommodate the many students in recent years.
The vision to help build the school at Chaimbungo was cast at the 2011 RISE Benefit, funds were raised and construction began at the end of 2011. Members of the community brought stones and sand for the foundation and building. The school was built, celebrated and dedicated on July 16, 2012…and several hundred children are now in new classrooms, learning! Deep gratitude was expressed and we were given chickens and a goat in thanks!
Government drilled well at the school site
TOMS Shoes distribution
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.