Sao Jose school

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2853

students
educated

54

teachers
hired

Municipality
Kuito
Province
Bie
Funded
January 2011
Dedication Year
November 2011
Funder
Team RISE 2010

overview

school at sao jose

The efforts of Team RISE 2010 funded an 8-classroom school at Sao Jose, 7km outside of Kuito. Responding to an enormous need of nearly 3000 children, who were schooling in 2 small classrooms, and in many small groups outside, where children sat on stools, cans or chairs they carried to attend class. Rain, cold and wind mean there can be no class without the protection of a building.

The principal expressed much gratitude, and shared that there is a significant difference in learning in classrooms rather than outside – the kids are more engaged, able to pay attention, and serious about their studies. The need remains huge with so many children, and additional classes continue to meet outside in “rooms” built with corrugated tin.

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