In 2007, five years of peace had brought a new sense of permanence, stability, and possibility with a tangible commitment to rebuild and a continued cry for education. In response to the request of our leadership teams in Angola and the government, and in an ongoing effort to implement best practices, RISE moved to a new school design in 2007. It was a more permanent structure, and quality driven, incorporating better building materials not previously available. With additional classrooms, the new design would meet the needs of even more children, and allow for future expansion.
The first school of the new design was built at Kavimbi and dedicated on November 11, 2007. The Mayor, representatives from the local government and Ministry of Education and people from surrounding villages joined the students, their families and community in celebration.
TOMS Shoes distribution
2013 - Well drilled by JAM, funded by government
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.