Santa Teresinha school
In 1996, the local church in Camussamba took in 400 amputees from the war. Their children had no access to school, and a shelter and several mud-block classrooms were built over time. In recent years, children in the area were schooling tin rooms or under trees, with hundreds more in need of a school. The Principal heard that BP was holding a meeting nearby, and so she attended not knowing what to expect, and gave them a letter explaining the need. BP responded and asked that they submit a proposal. They received a call to share that the project had been approved, and that RISE would build the school – the Principal, village leaders and community were thrilled.
Construction began in August 2018, with a team of dedicated workers. The beautiful school consists of 12 classrooms, offices, bathrooms, and a basketball court. The local government and Ministry of Education have provided chalkboards and desks, and the school is to be dedicated.
We are currently fundraising to build the Lalula school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2022. This school will educate 1000 children.