Grinding over a rural dirt road, team members from RISE and ExxonMobil, along with local government officials, pulled up to a gathering of kids, teachers, parents and community members, to lay the first stone for an 8-classroom school at Sope. Funds donated at the 2017 Benefit will be combined with those from the local Administration and the ExxonMobil Foundation, as part of our partnership with Educate A Child, to build this school. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018.
We are currently fundraising to build the Sope school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2018. This school will educate 600 children.