You are here: Background
You are here: Background

Image of a Caravan to Class project sign outside the village of  Tedeini near Timbuktu, Mali Caravan to Class began in 2010 with a commitment to the village of Tedeini, outside of Timbuktu, Mali (learn more) to completely rebuild their educational infrastructure. Within a short period of time and helped by a diverse community of supporters, we were able to not just rebuild the school, but also bring hope to the entire village. Inspired by seeing the children engaged and learning in their new school, we are building our capacity and outreach to replicate our efforts to educate other worthy children in the surrounding villages. We seek to engage you, as donor, partner, foundation or supporter, to help us further our work.

Image of a Caravan to Class project sign outside the village of  Tedeini near Timbuktu, Mali
Caravan to Class began in 2010 with a commitment to the village of Tedeini, outside of Timbuktu, Mali (learn more) to completely rebuild their educational infrastructure. Within a short period of time and helped by a diverse community of supporters, we were able to not just rebuild the school, but also bring hope to the entire village. Inspired by seeing the children engaged and learning in their new school, we are building our capacity and outreach to replicate our efforts to educate other worthy children in the surrounding villages. We seek to engage you, as donor, partner, foundation or supporter, to help us further our work.

Caravan To Class Video - How We Started and What We Do

Caravan

Current Project Scope

Caravan to Class’ work is currently focused on the villages near Timbuktu, Mali. OUR PROGRAMS are designed to improve education in general, and literacy rates in particular. They include school funding to support the operations of 9 schools in rural villages around Timbuktu, paying for teachers’ salaries and providing both supplementary food and school supplies. We also provide support for student education and a school lunch program, which is a major draw in getting children to school.

Future Projects

As we reach our objectives of getting each child in a particular village, in school, and measuring the learning taking place there, we plan to expand our activities into additional areas in Mali and throughout Africa. In doing this, we’ll follow our success model of partnering with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in each area, engaging the local Ministry of Education, and ensuring that leaders of villages will work with us to have positive impact on the lives of the children we serve.

 

Featured

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

Newsletter

Subscribe to our free eNewsletter
and receive progress reports and information about new projects, volunteer opportunities, inspirational stories, and more.

Video of our work

Caravan to Class video

Drone footage of the Kokonji school newly-built by Caravan to Class in Mali