Lixeira II school
Lixeira sits on the edge of Lobito in a very dry, poor area. Several thousand students desperately needed a school, and RISE responded by building an 8 classroom school. With so many students, class was being held in three sessions to give more children a chance. The community is highly motivated and paid for a wall built around the perimeter of the school, as well as small trees to provide shade.
On a RISE team visit in July 2011, several were asked to meet with a small group of community leaders, who expressed deep gratitude for the school that had been built, the overwhelming need, their burden, and a request for more classrooms as hundreds could still not attend for lack of space. The leaders respectfully pleaded for education for their children – parents and communities longing to give their children what they have not had, longing to give them a better future. Their plight was told in the US and donors responded at the end of 2011 with funds to add 8 more classrooms.
Zoom in (+) on the map to see a satellite view of the school.
TOMS Shoes distribution
Well on site
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.