Oxfam

Improve education for children in rural Mali

This project is about giving 10,300 children a brighter future. We will upgrade school classroom and sanitation facilities and improve teachers' skills. This will mean more than 60% of children will be able to go on to secondary school and so improve their chances later on in life.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (202918)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£68,498

Donations

149

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

In Mali, a lack of education is a big problem - over 50% of children do not go to school and less than 30% of adults can read or write. Despite ambitious government plans, poor school facilities, untrained teachers, inadequate sanitation and rampant water borne diseases remain the norm in the rural parts of the country. This lack of a decent education is keeping many communities in poverty.

Solution

We'll work with communities in two of Mali's poorest regions. We will upgrade school and sanitation facilities, improve teachers' skills and encourage more parents to send their children to school. The project will also give communities the skills to lobby authorities to continue to improve education standards.