The Tourari school, was the"Big Birthday Wish" project/dream of two AZ friends, Eileen Rogers and Debbie Hill through TurtleWill.org. Ravaged by Al Queda rebels, it recently reopened and rehabilitated in 2013-14. Now more than 120 children 6-12 are back in school and Caravan to Class is kindly asking for your donations to help provide books, school supplies, pay teachers' salaries.
The nomadic Tuareg children in Mali have never known formal school, nor has the Malian government invested in building schools in their villages, located outside of Timbuktu, where the literacy rate is close to zero. The militant rebel occupation of Northern Mali closed the Tourari school, intensifying the injustice for the children of this village. Caravan to Class has since reopened the Tourari school and needs your help to support the dream of education for these children!
Caravan to Class' focus is on engaging partners, namely the Ministry of Education, school directors, parents in the villages, and the UN World Food Programme, to provide education to deserving children with a focus on literacy. An educated child creates more income earning opportunity and a better life for their entire family. Educating a child is the best opportunity you could provide for them for a chance at a life without poverty.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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