Support for non-formal education in Mali
Initiatives to enable 1200 children in Mali to return to school
Literacy classes, technical training, adapted teaching aids and material: the key mission of the SDC project to support the return to non-formal education is to provide 9- to 15--year-olds in Mali with access to primary education or vocational training.
Over 70% of people in Mali can neither read nor write. Around one million children aged between 7 and 12 do not go to school, while 46% of children enrolled in school leave without completing their primary education. The limited available space in schools in Mali coupled with the poor standards of teaching (which is often ill-suited to local circumstances and needs) are only two of the major stumbling blocks that the education system in Mali has to overcome.
The «Support for non-formal education in Mali» project seeks to remedy the situation by developing a range of education initiatives in the regions of Sikasso and Mopti. Its overarching aim is to facilitate 1,200 children between the ages of 9 and 15 to return to school or to embark on a technical apprenticeship of their choice (agriculture, livestock farming, market gardening, etc.).
Adult education initiatives
Bringing local communities on board
Brief description of the projectDomain
Mali: the regions of Sikasso and Mopti.
This programme has been suspended in Timbuktu due to the current situation in Northern Mali.
Consortium Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.
International Centre of Expertise and Training (CIEF).
Many 7-12-year-olds in Mali do not attend school, while 46% of children who are enrolled in school leave without completing their primary education.
To help children previously excluded from the formal education system to return to school, and to increase adult literacy rates in Mali.