Funda, a beautiful school on the outskirts of Luanda, was financed by BP Oil and Partners. BP responded to a request for a school by a group of Catholic nuns living on the outskirts of Luanda, and asked RISE Angola to build and oversee the work. The site is at Kaop Nova, where there were two small classrooms, and sits on the Green Belt, which supplies vegetables to Luanda.
Beata Angelica, from the US Embassy in Luanda, accompanied a US RISE team to see the schools at Funda and Viana in June 2013. The visitors were warmly greeted by students and Mother Teresa, with much gratitude, and a special cake and snacks in thanks.
The new school has 6 classrooms and offices for the principal and teachers. The RISE Angola building team from Bocoio lived at the site during construction. A special dedication took place on February 3, 2014, and the kids are delighted as is the Director, Mother Teresa.
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.