“Before the school came, our village was in darkness. After the school came, we came into light.” ~ Sena Village Chief
In 1992, Ouelessebougou Alliance designated education as a primary focus of its mission. An Adult Literacy program was initiated and 300 villagers received instruction in Bambara – the first of its kind in Mali – for reading, writing and math. The villagers’ thirst for education led to more sustainable programs including school construction, teacher training and education councils. The lives of over 25,000 children and adults have been transformed through the Alliance’s education programs.
The Alliance partners with 12 villages and supports 12 elementary schools providing formal education for children who would not otherwise have that opportunity. Over 2,200 students were enrolled in the 2016-2017 school year. Since the inception of our education programs, girls’ school enrollment has increased substantially. In 2016-2017, 48% of students attending school were GIRLS! The Alliance is committed to increasing the enrollment of girls and providing education opportunities for everyone.
- Villagers improve their access to and quality of education
- Villages have effective and viable village education plans
- Villages have increased opportunities for adult literacy
The Alliance’s program year runs from June – July. In 2018 – 2019, village projects will include:
- Sufficient School Facilities & Materials
- Effective Teachers
- Education Councils & Plans
- Opportunities for Adult Literacy
Help us deliver sustainable programs to the increase access to and the quality of education in Ouelessebougou. Donate today!