Essayists are encouraged to learn more about Mali, international development, and the connections between education and poverty. We've provided a few resources here to get essayists started. Winning essays usually demonstrate a solid understand of the power of education to change lives and whole countries.
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Check out our Student Spotlights for real-life stories of what education means to students in Mali.
Learn more about Mali's people, economy, history, food, and more at Our Africa.
Explore what the U.S. Agency for International Development has to say about education as a driver for development and poverty reduction.
Want to learn more about human rights? Read the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (hint: check out Article 26 on education!) and/or explore the Research Guide on Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Children and Youth.
Really into numbers? Check out the Education Policy and Data Center's Mali page.