In wake of the recent coup in Mali, West Africa, buildOn is temporarily suspending our school construction program in the country. We have confirmed that all buildOn staff are safe. We look forward to resuming construction as soon as it is safe to do so.
As reported in the New York Times, Mali is considered one of the most democratic countries in the region. Since 1998, buildOn has constructed 178 schools in the regions of Segou and Sikasso. More than 27,000 children are attending these schools every day. buildOn is scheduled to construct 18 schools in Mali during 2012.
Update: We have resumed construction on the schools that were started before the coup. New construction projects will remain suspended until further notice.