Outtakes From Travels in Mali

By Merritt Frey, Executive Director

Over the last few weeks Mali Rising’s U.S. staff and Mali staff traveled together in Mali to visit our schools and partners. We are sharing a series of short stories from that trip on the blog.

Our trips to Mali are packed full of beautiful, excited students. So our photos tend to feature those great kids. Great kids, and loving shots of the Mali Rising school buildings. But we know so of the most interesting things are the little peeks at life in Mali.

So, we’re sharing a few of our favorite non-kid, non-school (mostly) photos from the trip here. I’ve included brief explanations to help put thing in context where possible. We wish you could all come along on the trips with us, but short of that — here’s a taste of a trip. (Click each picture for a larger version.)