Village of Bantam, Dangha, Mali

VILLAGE: Bantam
COMMUNE: Dire
CERCLE: Dangha
GENERAL LOCATION: Along the banks of the Niger River, a few kilometers past the village of Kakondji.
POPULATION: roughly 700
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): roughly 110
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Songhay, Fulani, Bozo, and Tamashek
VILLAGE HISTORY: created in 1603 by a woman from Abawani Bourem Foghas in the Gao region
LIVELIHOODS: Agriculture (farming) and fishing
CTC INTERVENTION: Built new 3-classroom school in 2016-2017, provide operational support
Image of a group of student posed in front of the Bantam school built by Caravan to Class