Village of Bokoi-Koiria, Dangha, Mali

VILLAGE: Bokoi-Koiria
COMMUNE: Dangha
CERCLE: Dire
GENERAL LOCATION: Along the banks of the Niger River further south from the village of Koiria
POPULATION: 1,333
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 187
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Tamashek, Songhai, Bozo
VILLAGE HISTORY: Multi-ethnic village along the banks of the Niger River where also nomadic Bozo fisherman reside seasonally
LIVELIHOODS: Agriculture, goat-herding, and fishing
CTC INTERVENTION: Rehabilitate a very deteriorated 3-room cement school, provide operational support and implement a Female Adult Literacy program
Image of the finished Bokoi-Koiria School built by Caravan to Class

Village of Nanga, Garbakoira, Mali

VILLAGE: Nanga
COMMUNE: Garbakoira
CERCLE: Dire
GENERAL LOCATION: Along the banks of the Niger River not far from the village of Koriome
POPULATION: 650
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 110
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Tamashek, Songhay, Bozo
VILLAGE HISTORY: Village comprised of a number of nomadic communities including Bozo fisherman and Peul cattle-herders
LIVELIHOODS: Fishing, Agriculture and animal herding
CTC INTERVENTION: Built 3-room cement school in 2018-19, provided operational support, implemented Female Adult Literacy Program
Image of the finished school building in Nanga built by Caravan to Class

Village of Koiria, Dangha, Mali

VILLAGE: Koiria
COMMUNE: Dire
CERCLE: Dangha
GENERAL LOCATION: Along banks of Niger River past village of Bantam
POPULATION: 900
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 120
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Tamashek, Songhay, Bozo
VILLAGE HISTORY: Old village dating back to 1700s
LIVELIHOODS: Fishing, agriculture, goat herding
CTC INTERVENTION: Built new 3-classooom school in 2017-18, provided operational support, implemented Female Adult Literacy program
Image of children and the finished school building in Koiria built by Caravan to Class

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

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