Unfortunately, many children worldwide, particularly today, are still denied access to the powerful weapon president Mandela refers to. I started school when I was ten years old because my parents could not afford to send me to school due to a lack of resources. Just imagine the embarrassment and shame of sitting in a classroom with five years' children! I still live with the scars from such humiliation and shame.
In Angola, 4 out of 10 school-age children have no access to education due to a lack of sufficient classrooms and teachers to cover the demand.
The Angolan government had adopted a program that encouraged private citizens to build schools, and the government would supply teachers. In principle, the partnership would help integrate many children into the education system. However, this collaboration was short-lived because the government could not commit to its promises.
We can't do this alone; every month we have issues with how to pay the teachers and meet other basic needs. Would you join us and provide a chance for these children to continue to have access to education? Your donation to the Angola Education Fund will help offset the $205,000 yearly budget to run both schools and allow Amoveo to build more schools.
Gomes Pedro, Amoveo Project Co-Leader, Angola