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 in September.