graduates

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…

0 to 98%: The Mystery of the DEF Scores Continues

Looking at this year's DEF results we see something we've seen in previous years -- an incredibly wide variation in pass rates among our schools. Two schools did incredibly well with 98% of their students passing; two schools did incredibly poorly with 0% of their students passing. Nine of our 19 middle schools beat the average national pass rate this year (70%), while 10 did not.  Why this incredible variation in results?

Who really runs a mayor's office? Someday maybe Boumadyè.

Boumadyè is and 18-year-old graduate of Mali Rising’s Sue Chung Chiu Middle School in the little village of Simidji.  She used her Inspiration Scholarship to move to the capitol city of Bamako to pursue a secretarial degree at a vocational school. Why? Because she covets an influential role in the mayor’s office…

April is Alumni Month At Mali Rising!

April is Alumni Month here at Mali Rising. Each week in April, we feature a story from one of our graduates. With 14 years of work behind us, our graduates are now doing out great things out in the world. Whether they're using their education in college or a job, or to be more savvy in the market or to keep their children healthy, we're proud of our alumni.  This week we feature Abdou. Abdou Doumbia just might be Mali Rising’s first alumnus philosopher. Truly.