Thanks for your generous support, giving more kids in Angola access to education! Many of you donated to RISE through GlobalGiving's site on GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is a day that encourages people to do good, a movement created in 2012 to unleash the power of radical generosity around the world. GlobalGiving offered a $1,200,000 Incentive Fund to match the day's donations. You gave $28,650 to RISE and the proportional match totaled $10,158, which will give even more kids the chance to go to school!
Every child has the right to education, but that is not the reality for over two million children in Angola who do not have the chance to go to school. Schools make a difference, providing a safe place to learn, a place of opportunity and hope for the present and the future. At the school opening at Bairro Novo in September, the Director of Education said that "education is the best service to render to communities, as it is the foundation for transforming the society." We are grateful for the immense good that has been done, and the opportunities provided to children that now have access to education.
As a result of your generosity, this project has been fully funded and over 300 more kids will have the chance to go to school every year, for many years to come. Yet a huge need remains... a new project will be set up, and together we will continue to help make a difference in the lives of children and their families through education.
Thanks for your generous support which will give more kids access to education! Every child has the right to education, yet several million children in Angola still do not have the chance to go to school. Participation in GlobalGiving's July 20th Bonus Day wonderfully multiplied the impact - $19,150 was donated to RISE, with an additional $3,000 in matching funds from GlobalGiving (the max for each organization), totaling $22,150 raised! Those generous gifts will give 63 children the opportunity to go to school, not just once the school is built, but each year going forward.
We are raising funds to help complete a school at Lalula, in the Huila Province. The population in the area is approximately 8,500, with hundreds of children in need of safe and appropriate classrooms. The school property is large, and many primary-age students attend in the 9 existing classrooms, with others learning in shipping containers and 15 makeshift classrooms. In 2017, as part of the Initiative of the Commission of Parents and Guardians, 6 classrooms and bathrooms were started, but funds ran out. With a total of 5,333 students from kindergarten to grade 6, the Ministry of Education, parents, and community are committed to giving these children access to education, however the school faces many difficulties and cannot accommodate them. They approached RISE, advocating for their children, and we are committed to partner to complete the school. Thanks for your part!
Thanks for your part in giving more kids in Angola the chance to go to school. Our focus is to provide access to education by building schools, a critical foundation and starting point, where learning takes place. RISE builds quality structures, centrally located within the community, with bathrooms and access to clean water, creating inclusive and equitable places of protection and safety.
GlobalGiving hosts several campaigns annually, providing matching funds, which multiply the impact of gifts. Most recently, all donations up to $50 were matched at 50% during Little x Little, increasing each gift to RISE. Construction of the 10-classroom school at Bairro Novo continues - local officials, parents, and children go to the site each day, and love watching the building process. Education matters and there is enormous gratitude and excitement in this place where there has never been a school. Thank you for making a difference!
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