Cicolo is a large suburb in the Cacuaco Municipality, part of the capital city of Luanda. The area is heavily populated and lacks needed infrastructure. A Catholic Mission applied to Sonangol for funding for the secondary school project, and the work was started, but left unfinished. It was then given to BP Angola and RISE Angola to complete, and construction began.
With a serious shortage of classrooms, the request was made to begin using the 8 classrooms on the lower level while construction on the project continued. In March, class was in session on the first floor. The school was completed and dedicated on August 19th. The beautiful structure includes 16 classrooms, 2 labs, offices, bathrooms and a cafeteria, and a basketball court.
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.