Caravan to Class rehabilitates Tourari School badly damaged by Ansar Dine
The Tourari school in Mali that Caravan to Class supports was badly damaged during the 2012 takeover of Timbuktu by Ansar Dine, a militant group closely linked to Al Qaida. In 2013, after the French liberation of Timbuktu, Caravan to Class was able to reopen a number of schools we support. With the support and funding from both the Friends of Eileen Rogers and Debbie Hill and the Arche Nova foundation, the Tourari 6-classroom, mud-brick school was rehabilitated with cement exterior facing. As a result, the school no longer requires yearly repairs to the mud-brick structure. This project was started in January 2014 and finished in April 2014.
The Tourari school rehabilitation project was completed for a total cost of $45,000.