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Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:44 - Updated Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:37

NGO Rise builds over 100 schools in Angola

Lobito - At least 154 primary and secondary schools have been built, since 2003 until now, in various provinces of the country, as a result of the partnership between the non-governmental organization Rise Angola, its American counterpart and the education sector, with a view to the expansion of the national school network.

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Benguela: Detail of a school built by the NGO Rise Angola, in Gama commune

Photo: José Honório

According to the national director of Rise Angola, Adriano Huambo, the Educate a Child project, the American oil company Exxon Mobil, the British BP and the counterpart Rise Internacional, from the United States, have helped to finance the construction of classrooms, especially in the provinces of Bié and Benguela, as part of a 17-year partnership.

The official told Angop that the project to support Education started in 2003, in the province of Bié, in the post-war period, with emergency teaching establishments, initially built of clay-made bricks, and from 2007, in Bocoio, to the definitive construction, with the help of donors.

From 2003 until today, a total of 154 school units have been inaugurated, the majority of which are of permanent construction, with five to 24 classrooms, points out Adriano Huambo.

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