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Image of Tuareg child in the village of Tedeini near Timbuktu, Mali Caravan to Class’ focus is on reversing the injustice of illiteracy—one village at a time. In Africa, one in three adults is illiterate. In Mali, the illiteracy rate is 75%, and in the villages in which Caravan to Class operates the illiteracy rate is often above 90%. For as little as $120 per year, we are able to educate a child in a government-approved school.

Image of Tuareg child in the village of Tedeini near Timbuktu, Mali
Caravan to Class’ focus is on reversing the injustice of illiteracy—one village at a time. In Africa, one in three adults is illiterate. In Mali, the illiteracy rate is 75%, and in the villages in which Caravan to Class operates the illiteracy rate is often above 90%. For as little as $120 per year, we are able to educate a child in a government-approved school.

What We Do

Caravan to Class’ programs provide teaching, books, school uniforms, food, and infrastructure such as classrooms, libraries, canteens and latrines. Find out more about:

OUR APPROACH ... with the focus on one village at a time

OUR PROGRAMS ... are designed to get children to school

WHERE WE WORK ... in far away villages that lack support

OUR SCHOOLS ... fulfilling our work of educating the children

LATEST PROJECTS ... currently in progress or complete

A MODEL PROJECT... to be replicated in other deserving villages


“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

~Robert F. Kennedy

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