In 2009, IAPW funded the construction of our first international school. Based in the Bougoulaba Village in Mali, West Africa, the much-needed school hosts 155 grateful students. Since then, IAPW has funded the construction of four more schools in Mali.
poorest country in the world according to the UN
of females and 70% of males are illiterate
of the population lives below the poverty line
school enrollment due to cost of supplies and fees
In a Perfect World is pleased to report on the Bougoulaba school in Mali. Our partners broke ground on the school in October 2009, and construction was completed on January 15, 2010, two days ahead of the 12-week schedule. The village of Bougoulaba is a small community located outside of Bougouni in the southwestern region of Mail. The population is estimated at 1,110 people. These people are primarily uneducated and illiterate. Their livelihood consists of agriculture and animal breeding. The main crops in the region are millet, corn, sorghum, peanut, cotton, and beans.
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In a Perfect World is pleased to report on the Niamala school in Mali. Our partners broke ground on the school on April 11th, 2013 and the school was completed on July 15th, 2013 Students will begin attending classes in their new school in October 2013 when the new school year begins. The people of Niamala contributed a total of 2,131 volunteer workdays to the project, finishing ahead of schedule.
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Founded more than 800 years ago, the village of Ntjibala is located in the municipality of Wola, 37 km from the main road and 137 km from Bougouni. The majority of community members are small-scale farmers who raise animals and grow peanuts, cotton, millet, rice, sorghum, and corn.
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Founded more than 200 years ago, the village of Djan is located in the rural municipality of Defina, 41 km from the main road and 71 km from the buildOn office in Bougouni. The majority of community members are farmers who raise animals and grow peanuts, cotton, millet, rice, and corn.
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The village of Zamperso is home to approximately 1,100 people. It was founded 512 years ago. Community members belong to the Fulani and Senoufo ethnic groups and practice Christianity, Islam and traditional religions. It is located about 25 kilometers from the nearest main road. Community members generate income through small trade, animal breeding, fishing and farming crops such as corn, millet, rice, peanuts and cotton.
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