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.
- Watch this short video about what Mali Rising does and why we do it.
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- Read our pages on Why Mali? and Why Middle School? for information on why Mali Rising focuses on the work we do.
- 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.
- Really into numbers? Check out the Education Policy and Data Center's Mali page.
- Prefer big picture ideas to numbers? Consider this TED talk on the evolution of compassion or this TED talk on the power of education to change lives.