• our goal is to give more kids the chance to go to school!

more kids in school


We are grateful to the many donors in the U.S. and abroad for their generous support. Partnerships, which we work to develop and expand, are vital. RISE has pursued strategic in-country partnerships to help build more schools through Sustainable Development Programs, and collaborates with local Administrators and the Ministry of Education.


Partnership with Azule Energy, a BP and Eni company (formerly BP Angola)…

BP Angola has partnered with RISE since 2012 – a long and successful history of working together with significant, tangible results. BP Angola, now Azule, has funded the construction of 21 schools, 4 community and medical centers, and 5 school libraries, impacting the lives of thousands of children, their families and communities. 

What has been accomplished?

Partnership with Educate A Child and ExxonMobil…

RISE committed to build schools to give 24,000 MORE out-of-school-children access to education through a co-funding partnership with Educate A Child (EAC), a program of Education Above All, and the generous support of one of their resource partners, ExxonMobil

What has been accomplished?

  • Schools:  26 schools were built between 9/2017 and 6/2020 (School photos and locations)
  • Students:  28,784 MORE kids have access to education each year (target was 24,000 OOSC)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E):  A substantial M&E component has been implemented, tracking the enrollment, attendance and retention of the 24,000 individual students
  • Project Investment Total:  $8,089,177
    • EAC – $999,640
    • ExxonMobil – $2,000,000
    • RISE US / Angola – $5,089,537

The project was to be completed by June 30, 2020, and construction of the schools was finished. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were closed 3/2020 and did not reopen until 2/2021. OOSC were enrolled through 6/2021 and the project was closed.

Many thanks to our partners…