Thank you for the tangible difference you are making in the lives of children and their families in Angola! Your generous gifts, many donated on #GivingTuesday, have been multipled. Donations made to RISE on #GivingTuesday received $4,547 in GlobalGiving's matching funds, resulting in a total of $21,297, which will give 61 kids access to education!
These funds are already at work, contributing to the building of a 10-classroom school at Bairro Novo, where over 1,000 children have never had a school. Bairro Novo is an agricultural community with few resources, and they have longed for a school for years. Funds were wired, the first stone was laid, and construction is underway! Kids are excited to see the progress and watch as their school gets built. All are grateful beyond words for your generous support!
Thousands of children in Angola still long for the chance to go to school, and RISE continues to raise money to build schools to give children access to education, year after year. Participation in GlobalGiving's July 14th Bonus Day wonderfully multiplied the impact - $9,200 was donated to RISE, with an additional $3,000 in matching funds from GlobalGiving (the max for each organization), which totaled $12,200 raised! Those generous gifts will give 35 children the opportunity to go to school for the first time.
We doubled the project goal to now give 200 kids access to education, and are more than halfway to reaching that target. These funds will contribute to the building of a 10-classroom school at Bairro Novo, where over 1,000 children have never had a school. Every gift makes a difference, and we are so grateful for your part!
Primary schools in Angola, which closed in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, wonderfully reopened February 10th of this year. Excited to return, students and teachers are working to follow guidelines, wearing masks, social-distancing, and washing hands, though most rural and semi-urban schools have no running water, adding to the complexity.
Every child should have access to education, and children that have a school to attend are back in class. Sadly, thousands do not have that opportunity and long for education. Thank you for your generosity, giving over recent months and in response to the Little by Little Campaign in March, which will give more kids the chance to go to school. We are 78% of the way to our goal to give 100 additional out-of-school children access to education each year.
Your gifts make a tangible difference in the lives of kids, their families, and communities - thank you!
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