REACH – Mali

REACH – Mali

REACH – Mali

REACH – Mali

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

Why 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

Bougoulaba, Mali

Bougoulaba, Mali

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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Niamala, Mali

Niamala, Mali

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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Ntjibala, Mali

Ntjibala, Mali

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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Djan, Mali

Djan, Mali

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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Zamperso, Mali

Zamperso, Mali

Founded in the early 1800s, Marc is a community of approximately 3,000 people. The primary income-generating activities are livestock breeding and farming of beans, corn, millet, and yam. Although formal education has been available in Marc since 1940, there was no formal school building. At the time of construction, 270 children were enrolled in classes. Students from grades 1st to 6th studied with nine teachers in makeshift classrooms.

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