Thank you for contributing to our “Help fund a classroom for kids in rural Angola” project. We have met our goal to build one classroom in the 8-classroom school at Njele in the Bie Province. The additional amount donated will give 19 more kids the chance to go to school. We could not have done this without you!
Funding for a school gets sent when the full amount to build a school has been raised. So, in an effort to provide a school for the many out-of-school children at Njele, we have begun a new project aiming to raise enough to give 100 more kids the chance to go to school. We hope you will continue to help us see this through. Additional funds from other RISE fundraising events have been raised and earmarked for the construction of the school at Njele. We continue to get closer to our goal to give 800 kids a building where they can attend class and receive a primary education.
You are making a difference in the lives of families in Angola. Thank you for your generous support of RISE!
Thanks again for your contribution to our project: Help fund a classroom for kids in rural Angola. Our Schools for Angola program began in 2003 with the construction of 5 simple design schools made of mud blocks. In 2007, we began to build larger, more permanent structures made of cement block, accommodating more students. To date, 159 schools have been built, bringing the opportunity for education to over 106,000 kids.
Once a site is identified to receive a school and full funding is reached, construction begins. It generally takes 4-6 months to build, and culminates in a dedication celebration, turning the school over to the community and Ministry of Education (MOE). The MOE provides desks, chalkboards and textbooks, and hires and pays the teachers. Students are enrolled and begin learning.
It is very rewarding to return to Angola and visit school sites where kids are in class, with a teacher engaged in teaching a lesson. We are met with smiles from the children, and expressions of gratitude from the community, for giving them hope for the future.
Please join us in carrying our work forward. There is another gift match opportunity on July 12. GlobalGiving will match donations made to our project at 50%. We are confident we can reach our goal to fund a classroom at Njele and give more kids the chance to go to school. We are grateful for your partnership!
We are so close to our goal of $35,000 to fund a classroom in the school at Njele. This 8-classroom school will get underway when full funding is received. Our GlobalGiving project will fund one of the 8 classrooms. Other fundraising events have brought us almost half-way to the $280,000 total we need to build a school for the kids at Njele.
We are grateful for your contribution to our project and for the impact it will have. You have an opportunity to help once again by participating in the Little by Little Matching Campaign running from 9:00:01 EDT on April 3rd to 23:59:59 EDT on April 7th. GlobalGiving will match donations up to $50 per unique donor at 50% until the $50,000 in matching funds runs out!
Small donations add up to BIG change - you can make a difference in the lives of the kids at Njele.
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