Wongo is located 25 km from Kuito, in the Bie Province. Some of the heaviest battles took place in Bie particularly in rural areas like Wongo, and many suffered and died. With the end of civil war in 2002, people started returning to rebuild their village and lives. Now the population of Wongo numbers 794, of which 326 are students.
A RISE school was built at Wongo as part of the initial 5 pilot schools in late 2003 – 2004. Located near the administrative area of Trumba, it a place RISE teams have visited many times. Kids have received TOMS Shoes and excitedly receive and welcome visitors.
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TOMS Shoes distribution
We are currently fundraising to build the Njele school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2017. This school will educate 800 children.