As of 2017, Mali Rising and our generous donors have built 21 schools. In 2018, we are adding two more schools. These schools are located in remote, rural villages. Previously, on average our students would have had to walk 3 to 5 miles to reach a middle school. Now students have easy, safe trips that let them focus on learning.

Current School Project

Mali Rising is currently partnering with the village of Sankama to build a new school for the children of the tiny village. 

The new school will provide 150 children each year with a safe place to learn and grow. For every additional year of education a child in Mali will earn 10 to 20% more over their lifetime. This will literally change lives for each child and their families.

Learn more about Sankama and how you can help...and how you can win a chance to name the new school!


Existing Mali Rising Schools

Jackie Trujillo Middle   Kouroulamini N'Tentou, 2006

Jackie Trujillo Middle
Kouroulamini N'Tentou, 2006

Little Heroes Academy I  Mana, 2008

Little Heroes Academy I
Mana, 2008

Ross & Malilou Moser Middle  Nienguenkoro, 2009

Ross & Malilou Moser Middle
Nienguenkoro, 2009

Little Heroes Academy II  Tanima, 2011

Little Heroes Academy II
Tanima, 2011

Mount Logan Middle  Mamarasso, 2013

Mount Logan Middle
Mamarasso, 2013

Frances W. Burton Middle   Tamala, 2007

Frances W. Burton Middle
Tamala, 2007

Sue Chung Chiu Middle  Simidji, 2008

Sue Chung Chiu Middle
Simidji, 2008

Ben Dixon Elementary  Manabougou, 2010

Ben Dixon Elementary
Manabougou, 2010

Denik Middle School   Zambougou, 2015

Denik Middle School
Zambougou, 2015

Leon W. Pete Harman Middle  Tentoubougou, 2007

Leon W. Pete Harman Middle
Tentoubougou, 2007

Lareen Mellor Middle  Kassela, 2008

Lareen Mellor Middle
Kassela, 2008

Sue Taylor Middle  Diorila, 2010

Sue Taylor Middle
Diorila, 2010

Neways Academy  Touban, 2013

Neways Academy
Touban, 2013

Nieta Kalanso Middle School  Kolimba, 2015

Nieta Kalanso Middle School
Kolimba, 2015

Jade & Gabe Mellor Middle  Seguessona, 2008

Jade & Gabe Mellor Middle
Seguessona, 2008

Gary Hudson Elementary  Zelani, 2008

Gary Hudson Elementary
Zelani, 2008

Cliff & Nita Bailey Middle  Beneko, 2010

Cliff & Nita Bailey Middle
Beneko, 2010

Entrepreneurs' Organization Academy  Dovong, 2013

Entrepreneurs' Organization Academy
Dovong, 2013

Entrepreneurs' Organization’s Learn for Life Academy   Fadiobougou, 2016

Entrepreneurs' Organization’s Learn for Life Academy
Fadiobougou, 2016