NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

5th grade student at Brandeis Hillel Day School is raising money for school uniforms for Tedeini students

Sausalito, CA - (June 10, 2011)

11-year-old Mira Welner raises funds for Caravan to Class

As a project for her 11th birthday, Mira Welner is working with Caravan to Class to raise money to purchase school uniforms for students in Tedeini, a village near Timbuktu, Mali. "Uniforms will be worn by the school children as a source of pride," says Director, Barry Hoffner. "Hopefully this will help increase the enrollment of students and help to overcome the tide of illiteracy in Africa's poor villages." Literacy for Mali's children is one of the goals for Caravan to Class.

Hoffner sites Mira's project as one of the creative ways that people are getting involved with his organization. "This is a great way to inspire our local kids—whose circumstances are so different than those in Africa—to help those less fortunate, while educating them about those deserving children who lack access to a basic education." Hoffner hopes that many others will follow her lead.

Attached is a copy of Mira's email sent to her friends. If you would like to make a contribution in her name please see the instructions within.


Caravan to Class is a registered 501c3 which seeks to bring education to villages in Mali and across Africa, one village at a time, by engaging diverse communities of supporters.

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Barry Hoffner
Tel: 415.331.0567


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