because of the schools
Lack of jobs and employment compound the huge challenges in a country still rebuilding after years of war, in the midst of ongoing economic crisis, and where the majority of the population lives in poverty. Construction of RISE schools provides jobs for laborers, apprentices, masons and project managers on building sites. Teams are developed and move from one school upon its completion, to the next, using their learned knowledge and experience. RISE schools also establish the need and opportunity for teachers and a principal at each school site.
Wells and Clean Water
Funds for wells at 30 sites in rural Angola have been donated by individuals, Willow Creek Community Church, Rotary, and as part of the Validation Pilot Project Grant from the Children’s Prize. Children are delighted to touch, splash and drink clean water for the first time! Clean water is life changing – there is immediate impact on health, and women and children no longer need to spend hours each day carrying dirty water from a river. Wells at school sites allow for education about the importance of clean water, sanitation, health and nutrition.