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!
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