The Municipality of Huambo, capital of the Huambo Province, was one of the cities most affected during the war, especially during the post-electoral conflict, forcing its populations to take refuge in the Provinces of Huila, Namibe, Benguela, and Luanda. With the onset of peace, many decided to return to their homes, however they found the city and infrastructure destroyed.
RISE will build a 10-classroom school, including furnishings, a multipurpose field, bathrooms, and a wall around the perimeter. The Dango neighborhood is located on the outskirts of the western part of the city, and will begin to address the needs of over 700 children, giving them access to education. A ceremony with government and Ministry of Education officials, BP Angola, RISE Angola, community leaders, parents, and students marked the beginning of the process with excitement and gratitude.