Many Challenges Facing Mali's Schools

The school is an essential factor of social cohesion, the fight against poverty and exclusion, the distribution of knowledge and well-being in general. However, it cannot work in isolation because school success is influenced by factors that are both external and internal to the school institution.

What a Mali Rising Education Means Nearly A Decade Later

As we all know, it can take a long time for the investment of education to show the real-life kind of returns it promises. Because of this, we try to follow up with Mali Rising alumni whenever possible to find out how they use their education and how they view education’s role in their lives. Today, I would like to share the thoughts of one of our alumnus who graduated a full nine years ago — Bakari. Thanks to Mali Rising’s supporters, Bakari has a great trade — electrician — and dreams of passing on the gift of education to kids in his home village…

It's Spring -- The Perfect Time to Get in Shape & to Build a School

This may, we challenge you to walk or run the distance children in rural Mali villages walk to get to school in one week (40 miles) or one month (160 miles). Just think — you can get in shape for swimsuit season AND help hundreds of children get into school and on their way to a better life. You can register now!

Help Build a School for N'Goko's Kids!

One of the most exciting things we do at Mali Rising is open a new school with a partner village. A close second? Announcing a new partnership with a new village and launching the effort to raise the funds for that school. It’s just an exciting time. We’ve built a great relationship with the elders and parents of the village, and now we invite Mali Rising’s supporter to join in the relationship. It feels like something we’re all in together — an exciting friendship focused on bringing out the best in all of us. So, come along with us! We’ve just announced our newest partner village — N’Goko

Why Invest in Leadership Training for Girls?

For the last three years, Mali Rising has been working closely with girl students in three pilot villages.  You can't help a girl stay and succeed in school without helping her overcome certain obstacles that prevent her from advancing or succeeding. Leadership training is an opportunity for us to overcome these obstacles.  A leading girl must be able to express herself in public, defend her vision, lead a team, and defeat her shyness.

Registration is open for Miles for Mali!

It is time to get walking! Well, it is at least time to get registered to get walking! Registration opens today for Miles for Mali — a fun virtual walking event that raises funds for school construction in Mali. This May, you can help build a school for the children of N’Goko in southeastern Mali, just by taking a walk.

Mali Rising's Female Teachers Making a Difference

There are a total of 7 women teachers in the Mali rising Foundation schools, out of more than 90 total Mali Rising teachers. This reflects the larger reality of teaching in Mali, where only 14% of teachers are female and that percentage is even lower in remote, rural schools…

Get to Know Katie Murphy, Board Member

Mali Rising's Board of Directors is a great, dedicated group of people. They keep the organization on track strategically, help friend- and fund-raise, and generally donate a lot of time and work. We want to welcome a new board member, Katie Murphy. Katie joined the board in 2018 (we’re just a bit late in our welcome!) after helping out as a volunteer for years. We asked her a few questions to help us all get to know her better…