Village of Tombouz, Timbuktu, Mali

VILLAGE: Tombouz
COMMUNE: Alafia
CERCLE: Timbuktu
GENERAL LOCATION: Roughly 13 kilometers South-east of Timbuktu
POPULATION: 900
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 135
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Bella (Tuareg Noir), Arab is main language of population (former slaves of Arab traders)
VILLAGE HISTORY: Founded in 1986
LIVELIHOODS: Herding, agriculture, and artisanal crafts
CTC INTERVENTION: School built by CTC in 2014 and supported since then
A group of
students poses with their teachers before their school in Tombouz built by Caravan to Class Students in a
classroom at the school in Tombouz built by Caravan to Class
A Tombouz girl student reading her assignment in French. The Caravan to Class Tombouz school serves 175 students.

Girls from the village of Tombouz, Timbuktu, Mali reading.

 

Villagers of Tombouz, Timbuktu, Mali perform a traditional welcome dance.

 

Village of Tourari, Timbuktu, Mali

VILLAGE: Tourari
COMMUNE: Alafia
CERCLE: Timbuktu
GENERAL LOCATION: Roughly 12 kilometers South-west of Timbuktu
POPULATION: 500
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 142
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Bella (Tuareg Noir)
VILLAGE HISTORY: Founded in 2003
LIVELIHOODS: Herding, agriculture, and sale of wood for fuel
CTC INTERVENTION: School built by CTC partner in 2008; rebuilt in 2014 and supported since 2008
A group of students poses with their teacher
next to their school in Tourari built by Caravan to Class Students in a classroom at the school in Tourari built by
Caravan to Class
Classroom of eager students. The Caravan to Class Tourari school serves 368 students.

A student reading at Caravan to Class'' Tourari school.

 

Village of Koriome, Timbuktu, Mali

VILLAGE: Koriome
COMMUNE: Timbuktu
CERCLE: Timbuktu
GENERAL LOCATION: On the right bank of the Niger river directly south and roughly 18 kilometers from Timbuktu
POPULATION: 850
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 162
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Songhay, Peul, Bella (Tuareg Noir), Bozo
VILLAGE HISTORY: Founded by an old Bozo fisherman in 1956
LIVELIHOODS: Fishing, agriculture, and small commerce
CTC INTERVENTION: Have supported school since 2013
A group of students in a classroom at the school in Koriome supported by Caravan to Class Students in a classroom at the school in Koriome supported by Caravan to Class

Village of Togha, Timbuktu, Mali

VILLAGE: Togha
COMMUNE: Bourem Inaly
CERCLE: Timbuktu
GENERAL LOCATION: Roughly 19 kilometers South-east of Timbuktu
POPULATION: 234
STUDENTS (ages 6-12 years): 74
ETHNICITIES/LANGUAGES: Bella (Tuareg Noir)
VILLAGE HISTORY: Founded in 1988
LIVELIHOODS: Herding and agriculture
CTC INTERVENTION: School built by CTC partner in 2006 and rehabilitated by CTC in 2015
A classroom of students in their school in Togha built by Caravan to Class

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