Jan 6, 2015

Thank you for your support for literacy in Samdiar

Dear Supporters of our Samdiar school construction project on Global Giving:

I want to wish you a very Healthy and Happy 2015!

Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting the Sandiar school construction project. Your important support will help us fund the construction of a 3-classroom school in the village of Samdiar. Samdiar is one of the villages most deserving of a proper school that I have seen in my travels in the region. As you can see from the attached pictures, the construction of the Samdiar school is well underway and we hope to finish the school by the end of March, 2015. Your support will also help fund the payment of teachers, books/school supplies, and basic nutrition. The parents, villages elders, school director, and teachers are incredibly committed to education and literacy in their village. From the regular attendance we take in the school we support, we see that even without a welcoming school environment (pre-construction) the number of students attending the Samdiar is 141, including 91 girls and 50 boys.

The security situation in Timbuktu has stabilized greatly in the past 18 months. I could already see this myself from the April 2014 trip. NGOs have increased their capacity building and work in Timbuktu in a number of sectors, buildings are being repaired, and economic life has revitalized. Still, unfortunately, it will be a bit of time before tourists return to Timbuktu. Also, the Ebola scare has also brought tourism to Mali, in general, to a halt, though no new cases have been uncovered for more than one month.

Thank you again for your support for Caravan to Class and our mission to bring literacy to villages in Timbuktu. Without your support, we would not be able to continue our work. I do understand how many deserving needs remain unsatisfied in the world and am grateful for your support for one of the world’s most interest, yet under-served populations.

Thank you again for your support and Happy New Year.

Jan 6, 2015

Thank you for your support for literacy in Teshaq

Dear Supporters of our Teshaq school rehabilitation project on Global Giving:

I want to wish you a very Healthy and Happy 2015!

Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting the Teshaq school rehabilitation project. Your important support will help us fund the reconstruction of the Teshaq school which had severely deterioriated the last few years while the residents of Teshaq were refugees in neighboring countries (Burkina Faso and Mauritania). Your support will also help fund the payment of teachers, books/school supplies, and basic nutrition. The Teshaq school is one the first construction by Irma Turtle of Turlewill. The parents, villages elders, school director, and teachers are incredibly committed to education and literacy in their villages. From the regular attendance we take in the school we support, we see that even without a welcoming school environment (pre-rehabilitation) the number of students attending the Teshaq is 79.

The security situation in Timbuktu has stabilized greatly in the past 18 months. I could already see this myself from the April 2014 trip. NGOs have increased their capacity building and work in Timbuktu in a number of sectors, buildings are being repaired, and economic life has revitalized. Still, unfortunately, it will be a bit of time before tourists return to Timbuktu. Also, the Ebola scare has also brought tourism to Mali, in general, to a halt, though no new cases have been uncovered for more than one month.

Thank you again for your support for Caravan to Class and our mission to bring literacy to villages in Timbuktu. Without your support, we would not be able to continue our work. I do understand how many deserving needs remain unsatisfied in the world and am grateful for your support for one of the world’s most interest, yet under-served populations.

Thank you again for your support and Happy New Year.

Jan 6, 2015

Thank you for your support for literacy in Tourari

Dear Supporters of our Tourari project on Global Giving:

I want to wish you a very Healthy and Happy 2015!

Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting the operations for the Tourari school. Your important support will help us fund the payment of teachers, books/school supplies, and basic nutrition. The Tourari school is one of the best in the network of schools Caravan to Class supports. The parents, villages elders, school director, and teachers are incredibly committed to education and literacy in their villages. From the regular attendance we take in the school we support, we see that the number of students attending the Tourari school has grown this year to 142 at last count, with double the number of girls versus boys, 95 vs 47.

The security situation in Timbuktu has stabilized greatly in the past 18 months. I could already see this myself from the April 2014 trip. NGOs have increased their capacity building and work in Timbuktu in a number of sectors, buildings are being repaired, and economic life has revitalized. Still, unfortunately, it will be a bit of time before tourists return to Timbuktu. Also, the Ebola scare has also brought tourism to Mali, in general, to a halt, though no new cases have been uncovered for more than one month.

Thank you again for your support for Caravan to Class and our mission to bring literacy to villages in Timbuktu. Without your support, we would not be able to continue our work. I do understand how many deserving needs remain unsatisfied in the world and am grateful for your support for one of the world’s most interest, yet under-served populations.

Thank you again for your support and Happy New Year.

 
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