NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Sausalito resident Barry Hoffner says nonprofit will work to rebuild educational infrastructure in the village of Tedeini near Timbuktu, Mali

Sausalito, CA - (April 16, 2010)

Nonprofit organization created to aid African schools

After a recent visit to Mali, founder and Sausalito resident Barry Hoffner was motivated to do something about the illiteracy and poor school conditions he had encountered in the villages near Timbuktu, Mali. With a goal of rebuilding the educational infrastructure in the village of Tedeini, he created the nonprofit Caravan to Class.

Hoffner reports Caravan to Class' initial projects will focus on constructing a new 3 classroom building in the village of Tedeini, located outside of Timbuktu. The project scope also includes renovation of an existing 3 classroom building, hiring of certified teachers, repairing the well, and the purchase of school supplies and desks. Caravan to Class will partner with Nor Dev, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) with a transparent process and extensive experience in working with western aid organizations. Hoffner hopes the foundation can raise most of its required project funding of $60,000 by August, 2010, and begin their construction shortly thereafter.


Caravan to Class is a registered 501c3 which seeks to bring education to villages in Mali and across Africa, one village at a time, by engaging diverse communities of supporters.

Caravan to Class
Barry Hoffner
Tel: 415.331.0567


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