Students of the village of Nanga

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

The Nanga school construction and operational support project:

Caravan to Class will build our 13th school in the village of Nanga and provide operational support for three years. Operational support will include paying teachers’ salaries, providing basic nutrition for school lunches, and school supplies. In addition, Caravan to Class will provide school uniforms to all children and also implement our award-winning Female Adult Literacy program. The school will follow Malian standard instruction in French. The Timbuktu Ministry of Education will send a director, at their expense, to run the school and certify teachers for class instruction.

Make a donation now to Caravan to Class to help fund the Nanga school construction project.

Caravan to Class’ work in Female Adult Literacy was showcased at Dining for Women National Conference at the US Institute of Peace.

Caravan to Class’ award-winning Female Adult Literacy program was funded with a 2-year grant from Dining for Women

MAY 9, 2018

Caravan to Class’ Founder, Barry Hoffner, was one of only a handful of men to attend Dining for Women’s National Conference at the US Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. May 4th and 5th, which was attended by more than 300 Dining for Women members nationally. Dining for Women partners with a select number of small organizations with a focus on women’s rights, as well as large humanitarian organizations like Unicef and the Peace Corps. The conference saw an impressive list of speakers both working in the field and in the political sphere fighting for women’s rights globally.

February 5, 2018


Caravan to Class launches "Bourse Jackie" university scholarship program for female high school graduates in Timbuktu

Program will honor Jackie Hoffner, wife of founder of Caravan to Class

As Caravan to Class begins its ninth year of operations focused on literacy in one of Africa’s historically significant places, Timbuktu, the organization has launched The Young Women's University Scholarship Program, a new program to create real "change-makers" by providing 4-year scholarships for five high school graduates from Timbuktu to attend university in Bamako, the capital of Mali in West Africa.

October 16, 2017

Caravan to Class has won the prestigious World Food Program USA Catherine Bertini Trust Fund Award.

 World Food Program USA logo

On World Food Day (October 16), Caravan to Class was announced as one of the recipients of the World Food Program USA Fall 2017 Catherine Bertini Trust Fund award. The award, given also this year to the Jeneba Project of Sierra Leone, is awarded to organizations that bolster women’s empowerment across the globe. Supporting grassroots initiatives that boost access to training and educational opportunities for girls, the fund has awarded more than 20 grants over the last decade.

October 17, 2017

Dear friends,

Being very connected with the Sonoma County community for the past fifteen years, it has been hard to think of anything else but the devastating fires of this past week! Many in our community have literally lost everything. My wife and I am aim to do as much as we can to help those in need.

With our hearts very much with those in our community right now, it is tough to switch gears and talk about Caravan to Class. However, with today, October 17, being World Food Day, I do have some great news to report that will be of further help to the thousands of children and hundreds of mothers who benefit from Caravan to Class' programs in literacy in one of the world's most fascinating places; Timbuktu, Mali.


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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