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The Issue

According to UNESCO, there are nearly 260 million children and youth are out of school. Without intervention, these children are at risk of continuing the vicious cycle of poverty.

What Education Impacts

Educating a child is an incredible agent of change. Experts agree that when attacking the big global issues like poverty, homelessness, hunger, disease, and human trafficking, no intervention can have more across the board impact than improving the access to and quality of education.

Our Approach

We believe in teamwork. We work side by side with our communities and partner with local organizations. They tell us what they need and we listen. We respect and utilize their ideas, belief systems, and local knowledge to ensure our project is a success. We understand that creating a successful school system is about more than just a building. It is about serving the needs of the community as a whole.

Donations Make Such A Difference!

Your gift ensures access to the basic human right of education for as many of the world’s children as possible.
Provides one desk that seats up to four students
$ 0
Provides 6 bags of concrete or 6 sheets of roof metal
$ 0
Provides one trimester of school for orphans in DRC
$ 0

Education First

Primarily, Rise Up seeks to empower children and their communities by providing equal access to a quality education. We seek to expose and rectify situations where children’s basic rights to a safe education are being denied. We work to remove obstacles that prevent learning and encourage children and their communities to work together to create the future they envision for themselves. It is our belief that EVERY child deserves access to an education, and that providing paths toward that education will lead to positive change on a global level.


At Rise Up, we recognize that no gift or talent is too small. Some may offer the gift of the sweat of their brow. Others may offer a more specialized skill. Others still may wish to contribute monetarily. At Rise Up, it is the teamwork between the students, community members, board members, donors, local governments, and volunteers that provides our strength. We believe that every donation counts. That being said, we vow to utilize all donations to create learning environments that have the potential to create the most impact.


Rise Up is dedicated to using integrity and honesty in all of our dealings. We follow all laws to the letter and strive to deal with all we encounter in a way that is respectful and candid. What you see is what you get. *With exception of personal privacy.

A Thoughtful and Sustainable Business Model

Although our primary goal is education, we also feel passionate about utilizing local materials and labor in order to have a positive impact on local economies. We vow to use due diligence to ensure that every dollar spent is being used in a resourceful and intelligent manner. It would be disrespectful to our donors and the communities we serve not to have every dime making the most impact possible. Our goal is to build solid structures that will provide a measurable educational impact for years to come.

Forming Cultural Alliances

Rise Up is dedicated to upholding and respecting the individual needs of the communities we serve. Together, Rise Up, community leaders and local citizens will work together to support the educational needs of that community. The local people are the most knowledgeable source of their community’s unique educational needs. We will insist on cooperation from the local population as a means to promote ownership.

Accountability to Stakeholders

As an organization, Rise Up will act ethically and respectfully to all stakeholders. We are committed to achieving a tangible impact for all stakeholders. Our principal stakeholders are the people and communities we serve. Other stakeholders include Rise Up board members, Rise Up team members, donors and partners.

Vision/Mission Focused

At Rise Up, we realize that we are extremely lucky to be in a position of service and that we receive as much from those we serve as they do from us. We will never approach a project out of pity, but rather treat people with the respect and dignity they deserve. The best way to help children rise up is by keeping the desire for equality through education at the heart of each project. We will strive to remember that our work is about the children and the communities we serve, not about us.
We understand that creating a successful school system is about more than just a building. It is about serving the needs of the community as a whole.

Vision Statement

We envision a world wherein every child has access to a quality education in a safe environment.

Mission Statement

Rise Up is committed to providing educational spaces, opportunities, and learning resources to rural, developing, and indigenous communities around the world.


1 in 5

children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out of school

a figure that has barely changed over the past five years (UNESCO)

150 million

children, world-wide, aged 3 to 5 do not have access to pre-primary education

including more than 80% of children in low-income countries (GEM Report Policy Paper)

A child whose mother can read is


more likely to survive past the age of 5 (Global Citizen)


a day per child, is the average cost of education in developing countries

(Education for All Monitoring Report)

Less than 5%

of children have access to pre-primary school in some countries affected by conflict

 (GEM Report: Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all, 2016)

27 million

children around the world remain unschooled

As a result of poverty and marginalization (Humanium)

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