Dear Donors to the Caravan to Class project “Educate Timbuktu Refugee Children in Burkina Faso”
Thank you for your donation, through Caravan to Class, to this project. Your generosity has has provided for teaching, food and school supplies to more than 40 war-torn refugees from Timbuktu currently living in Burkina Faso.
These children are among the most marginalized in the world, coming from one of the world poorest and least literate places in the world, the Sahara Desert region of Northern Mali. They were forced from their villages in early 2012, after a group of Al Qaida-linked militants took over Timbuktu and forced all school to close in additional to terrorizing an already underserved population. Refugees fled the area, going to the neighboring countries of Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso.
With Caravan to Class having been forced to close our schools in villages near Timbuktu, we decided to continue supporting the people from the villages where we were supporting schools in their refugee countries. As a result, we have continued to support Moussa Elmoctar and the children of his village while in Burkina Faso as refugees.
Since the French liberation of Timbuktu in late January 2013, Caravan to Class has been able to reopen a few of our schools in Timbuktu. Moreover after the recent elections in Mali, stability has been restored to the region and many refugees have begun to return to Timbuktu.
Thank you again for your support. Without your support, the children of Moussa’s village would not have been able to continue receiving education.
Founder, and Executive Director Caravan to Class