Funds raised by Team RISE 2012 were wired to Angola in November 2012, construction began immediately and a beautiful school was dedicated on February 25th, 2013. Ungongo is a 4-classroom school and was built on the ruins of the foundation of the original school, which was destroyed during the war. The dedication was a special celebration – in the midst of the singing, it began to pour and so people packed into a classroom and on the porch. Government and MOE officials, Adriano’s 4th grade teacher as this is where he went to school as a boy, students, families and the community attended. There was a cake in honor of RISE’s 10 year anniversary of building schools. The cake was cut into small bite-size pieces and shared by the crowd.
Rural kids deserve an education and a building in which to learn! One of the village leaders shared that it was as if “the school had dropped from heaven.”
Well nearby, drilled by government
Solar panels in use
We are currently fundraising to build the Lalula school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2022. This school will educate 1000 children.