We have worked to raise money to build a school at Njele – it has been funded in partnership with Educate A Child and the ExxonMobil Foundation, and is under construction. Located in the heart of Angola, just south of Kuito, in the Bie Province, Njele has more than 2000 children in the area, and access to education for only a few in tin rooms and under trees. The principal, teachers and community leaders have been burdened by the plight of their children, have longed for a school, and now hope for a better future with education for their kids.
A US team visited in November 2017 and was welcomed with a ceremony of thanks, with songs, dances and speeches. Meeting with the principal, teachers and community leaders, the process of tracking the enrollment, registration and retention of the students was laid out. All are excited and grateful, and looking forward to the completion of the school
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.