This summer, the Ouelessebougou Alliance teamed up with buildOn in order to build a new school in Bamakoni.
Bamakoni is a small community in southern Mali with a population of approximately 650 people who are primarily uneducated and illiterate. Located in the Ouelessebougou region, Bamakoni has an existing long-term relationship with the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance. The existing school in Bamakoni was donated by the Alliance in 2001. It has 3 classrooms. When enrollment climbed to 140 students in 2008, the Bamakoni built an additional two mud brick classrooms. When necessary and possible, they conducted another class outside the school.
These 5 classrooms were being used by 6 teachers and 140 students (67 girls) as recently as spring 2010. The mud brick classrooms were not sufficient, and the Alliance classrooms were only in fair condition. The next nearest school is 6 km from Bamakoni, and the road is not passable in the rainy season. The village needed a more adequate school for their growing population of school-aged children.
Thanks to the contributions from donors like you, we are able to provide clean, safe classrooms for these children. Keep up the great work!
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