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Place
Caravan to Class is inspired by the idea of the Camel Caravans that used to traverse the Sahara Desert near Timbuktu, Mali.
People
Caravan to Class works closely with local villagers, ensuring their commitment to prioritize the education of their deserving children.
Inspiration
Caravan to Class gets its inspiration to advocate for literacy in the Southern Sahara from the children of the villages where we operate.
Educators
Caravan to Class is grateful to the teachers and their commitment to bring literacy to the children of far away villages in Africa.

Caravan to Class

Imagine a world... where no matter where a child
lives, the fundamental right of education is assured.

 

Caravan to Class brings education to the fabled Timbuktu, village by village, reversing the injustice of illiteracy. Find out about:

With your support in helping to educate a child in one of the villages where Caravan to Class operates, we not only bring the gift of literacy directly to a child in a village in Africa, but also break the cycle of illiteracy in the child’s family and bring hope for the future to the village.


Note to Dining for Women Members

March 1, 2017

Dear Dining for Women Members,

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Having just returned from my annual trip to Timbuktu to see the Caravan to Class programs in action, including our DFW-funded Female Adult Literacy programs, I wanted to include you in the distribution of this trip note.

I personally observed the Female Adult Literacy program in action in three villages where Caravan to Class works near Timbuktu; the villages of Kabara Sans Fil, Kakondji, and Bantam. I can tell you personally that I was very impressed with both the attendance and the interaction of the women. Many of them said that it is the most enjoyable thing that they have ever participated in: spending 4 hours per day with other women in the village where they can forget about the challenges of daily life and just learn the basics of reading, writing and understanding their local language, whether Tamashek or Songhai.

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Mamma Haidara Library of Manuscripts

View this report about our visit with Dr. Abdel Kader Haidara, whose brave efforts have helped save thousands of Mali's ancient manuscripts from destruction. Dr. Haidara's team and their work is the subject of the book The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer (Simon & Schuster. April 2016, ISBN 9781476777405).

2015-2016 Impact Report


View our 2015-2016 Impact Report to learn how your support has helped Caravan to Class bring literacy to the children and adult women of Mali.

“If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

~ Mother Theresa

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Video Update - Progress of our work

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Sponsor A Student

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Our Schools in Action

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Watch this video of girls reciting the alphabet in our school in Tombouz, Timbuktu, Mali.

Sponsor A Teacher

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Read the interview with CTC founder Barry Hoffner, catch up with progress on literacy programs and Caravan-to-Class press releases.

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