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Project Report | Sep 22, 2023
Conflict and Education: Ousmane's Story

By Save the Children | Save the Childrebn

Ousmane* hard at work at school.
Ousmane* hard at work at school.

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Conflict and Education: Ousmane*'s Story

We all know special people who it is a joy to be around – 11-year-old Ousmane* is one of those people. “The whole village loves him,” says Awa*, Ousmane's aunt. “Once he had a malaria attack. The whole village came to see him, even the teachers.”

Now consider that Ousmane is a relative stranger here. He came to live with Awa, after his father was killed during the violence sweeping Mali, and neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger. With his mother struggling to cope with her loss and with raising other children alone, Awa, offered to take Ousmane in.

 She is glad that she did. “I've only had happiness since he's been here,” says Awa. “His presence is a joy.”

 He attends a Save the Children-supported school now, and has thrown himself into his studies:

“I have strength, I am courageous. No one works more than me,” Ousmane says. “No one gets ahead of me at school.”

Strength and courage are qualities that Ousmane, who has been through so much and yet can still offer those around him so much, has every right to claim his own.


Save the Children is a global leader in child education.

•  We have delivered quality education to over 273 million children in the last decade — more than any other global development organization.

•  We helped reduce the number of out-of-school children by one-third since 2000, resulting in 180 million more children getting the education they deserve.

•  We are working to make sure kids can learn during the COVID-19 crisis, with more than 300K kids served since the start of the pandemic. 

None of this would be possible without support from donors like you! 

Ousmane* works with his teacher.
Ousmane* works with his teacher.
Ousmane* shows off his clean hands before class.
Ousmane* shows off his clean hands before class.
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Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
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Twitter: @savethechildren
Project Leader:
Lisa Smith
Fairfield , CT United States
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