Our Schools

Africa map showing location of the country of MaliSince 2010, Caravan to Class has been building schools in very carefully selected villages around Timbuktu, Mali, and supporting them (for a period of 3 years) by paying the teachers’ salaries, procuring school supplies and providing lunches. During this time since our inception we have built schools in the following villages: Togha, Tedeini, Tourari, Mora, Teshaq, Tombouz, and Samdiar, Koriome, Kakondji, Bantam, and Kabara San Fils.

Village of Kabara San Fils, Alafia, Mali

VILLAGE: Kabara San Fils
COMMUNE: Alafia
CERCLE: Timbuktu
GENERAL LOCATION: 9 kilometers south of Timbuktu
POPULATION: 500
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 100
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Black Tamashek (Bella)
VILLAGE HISTORY: Founded by displaced population of Bella from Timbuktu.
LIVELIHOODS: Livestock, agriculture and trade
CTC INTERVENTION: Built new 3-classroom school in 2016-2017
Image of the finished school building in Kabara San Fils built by Caravan to Class

Village of Bantam, Dangha, Mali

VILLAGE: Bantam
COMMUNE: Dire
CERCLE: Dangha
GENERAL LOCATION: Along the banks of the Niger River, a few kilometers past the village of Kakondji.
POPULATION: roughly 700
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): roughly 110
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Songhay, Fulani, Bozo, and Tamashek
VILLAGE HISTORY: created in 1603 by a woman from Abawani Bourem Foghas in the Gao region
LIVELIHOODS: Agriculture (farming) and fishing
CTC INTERVENTION: Built new 3-classroom school in 2016-2017, provide operational support
Image of a group of student posed in front of the Bantam school built by Caravan to Class

Village of Kakondji, Dangha, Mali

VILLAGE:Kakondji
COMMUNE:Dire
CERCLE: Dangha
GENERAL LOCATION:Roughly 30 kilometers South-west of Timbuktu, on right bank of Niger River about 6 kilometers from the Commune of Dangha
POPULATION:2000
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years):147
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES:Songhay, Peul, Bella (Tuareg Noir), Boz
VILLAGE HISTORY:According to manuscripts, created in the 13th century
LIVELIHOODS:Agriculture, fishing, and herding
CTC INTERVENTION:Built new 3-classroom school in 2015, provide support for teachers, food and school supplies
Image of the finished school building in Kakondji built by Caravan to Class

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