every child has the right to education...

it begins with a school

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build. educate. empower.

RISE builds primary schools in rural Angola to educate children, empower communities and contribute to the rebuilding of the country.

Every child has the right to education. We target vulnerable and marginalized children, those living in poverty that face multiple barriers to education, and deserve the basics that all children deserve – food, safety, healthcare, education, and clean water. Education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families, individual freedom, and empowerment.

“Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity, and for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability.”              World Bank Group

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meet Ana

Ana lives with her aunt and two cousins. In her free time, she works in her aunt’s shop as they struggle to live. Three thousand children attend school with Ana at Lixeria, and were part of the TOMS Shoes distribution. Ana is excited about her new shoes because they are beautiful and comfortable. Prior to receiving her new TOMS shoes, Ana had only a pair of worn sandals. She believes it is important to wear her TOMS shoes everyday because they will protect her feet from cuts and injuries, and are a further encouragement for her to continue studying amidst difficult circumstances.

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you can help

It costs $350 to give a child in Angola the opportunity for education.
Take action today and give a child the chance to go to school!

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