Ndongua is situated at the edge of Kuito in the Bie Province, and though near town, the need is overwhelming. The team visited one of the locations where there are 18 makeshift classrooms as there were 4461 students in 2011, with 123 teachers. To alleviate some of the problem, and give some students real classrooms, RISE was asked to help.
The chosen site would accommodate a new 8 classroom school, with 2 additional classrooms across the road stood that the local administration committed to repair, would provide 10 classrooms in total. Funds were wonderfully raised by Team RISE 2011, and wired at the end of the year. The school was built, finished and dedicated on June 5, 2012. Classes with younger children still school under chapas and next to the school, bringing their own chairs or cans on which to sit, as there is still not enough space.
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We are currently fundraising to build the Njele school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2017. This school will educate 800 children.