Schools Built to Date


Students Attending

Communities in rural Mali that have never had adequate school structures are mobilizing to construct buildOn classrooms and create lasting change through literacy and education.

The West African nation of Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world according to the UN Human Development Index, and nearly half the population lives below the poverty line. Lack of proper classrooms, especially in rural villages, has kept Mali’s literacy rate below 40 percent. Because of buildOn’s work, the rural regions of Bougouni, Kalikoro, Segou, and Sikasso now have access to hundreds of classrooms, and more than 38,000 children, parents, and grandparents attend buildOn schools every day.

Our Mali Programs

Just a few of the schools we’ve built and people we’ve impacted in Mali

Our programs have impacted thousands of lives in Mali

  • “I didn’t go to school, but I love education. Education is important. It can improve your own life and the lives of your children. Thanks the Adult Literacy Program, I am now more independent.”

    Sanata Togola, Adult Literacy Student — Bla, Mali

  • “I was the first woman on the work site. It was a good example to all, and I made everyone get there on time… When I saw people hand out the tools and we began to dig, my dream was becoming a reality.”

    Komba Dumbia, Community Volunteer

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How You Can Help

Help us fund the next school built in Mali

Fundraise to Build a School in Mali

Use your creativity to raise awareness of the education crisis in Mali and fundraise to help end it. $32,000 will fund an entire school.

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Donate to Build a School in Mali

Help bring quality education to students living in poverty in Mali. Just $22 provides access to education for a child in Mali.

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Learn more about Mali programs
Contact Rosann Jager
Chief Program Officer, Global
734.727.5436  rosann.jager@buildon.org
Volunteer or support our programs
Contact Maurice Muchene
VP of Development
508.395.9703  maurice.muchene@buildon.org

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