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THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE - SO LET'S HELP THEM GET READY FOR IT.

We want to share an amazing story with you today. One of our donaters send us a package full of things to our children at school. Without you Ann, we could never have achieved so much. You have the power to change the world, and you really do it. There is a hope, and the hope is people like you Ann. 

Thank you so much.

ANNUAL REPORT:

27th of May 2017, the school management committee (CGS) had boardmeeting.

 
In the second and third quarters, the school management committee and parents observed a marked improvement in children's learning conditions. We noticed that the numbers of pupils increased when we started with school canteen, as well as the distribution of school materials by Bikima Ibnou and the partners who donated educational supplies like: notebooks, bicones, crayons, colored pencils, backpacks, language books to images etc. For Alassane Baba l. Children began to familiarize themselves with the school environment, learn discipline: come on time, sit in their usual places, to wait for the teacher, listen attentively to the teacher explain the lesson.  Some pupils are more shy to read in front of teacher to read or recite. According to Ibrahim Cissé – Teacher Class 2 – some of my students, especially girls, can count up to 20 in French and quote the 26 letters of the French alphabet, and read a few words formed by repeating letters. For Zaynabou Wallet Hamaye, the mother of a pupil, much effort remains to be made, to encourage and enable more girls to attend school, including conducting awareness campaigns to end prejudice against children, French classical school. We have noticed that Timbolo's strong community of its ancestral culture and traditions privileges girls in access to education, something to welcome and very rare throughout the region.
Indeed, parents in this logic of giving their children the chance to benefit from an education, because they realize that the future of the children depends on their education, and for this keep the children in a disciplinary framework, to avoid any Delinquency, enlistment in armed groups and drug traffickers; Child labor, Immigration to neighboring countries by young people looking for a better life, early marriage for girls.
 
The difficulties evoked by everyone are of a material nature:
  • an increase in the school canteen to cover all the year.
  • A dormitory and a kitchen to accommodate the children whose nomadic parents move during transhumance.
  • tables benches; For comfort during learning.
  • a large safe to protect the school's teaching materials.
Teachers: TIMBOLO on 28 June 2017
Alassane Baba and Ibrahim Crested the president of the CGS.

Here you will find the original document (pdf) from the teachers. This in in french. 

 

COUNTDOWN TO SCHOOLSTART OCTOBER 2017

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Food program for the children

 

Every day, countless children across the globe turn up for school on an empty stomach, which makes it hard to focus on lessons. For all of them, a daily school meal can mean not only better nutrition and health, but also increased access to and achievement in education. It is also a strong incentive to consistently send children to school.  Our food programme provide one meal pr day - for 6 months. We hope to receive donations for this important program.

 

School meals are an essential, helping to ensure every child has access to education, health and nutrition. In the fight against hunger, school meals are a sound investment in the next generation. School meals also help keep children in school during emergencies or protracted crises, maintaining a sense of stability and ensuring a generation does not miss out on education. 

 

Help us to give children nutritious, daily school meals - Your support will help change a child’s life.

We received some boxes of educational supplies from Mr Martin Randall, one of our donaters to the school. We delievered the supplies to the children, and you find photos from the event on this page. Unfortunately, we have not yet afforded to buy inventory to the school. It is not a good situation for the children to sit directly on the ground. The tuaregs from Timbolo society donated their traditional jewellery for sale, for the school. In short time you will find these beautiful jewellery on this webpage. 

Celebration of schoolstart october 2016.

 

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

23 January 2017:

The teachers' report from 24 December 2016:

The children are very motivated to learn, especially the girls. Some of the students have even started to read the alphabet. Initially, we had a small problem—namely, the youngest children were not coming come to school. The school committee members solved it quickly by visiting the parents and convincing them of the importance of education for their children. Currently the children do not have bookbags in which to put their educational supplies; we hope to receive sufficient donations to remedy that problem as well.

For now, the main challenge is that the children lack desks and chairs. We have noticed, moreover, that some of the children need to go home during the school day to eat. In the future, we hope it will be possible to offer the children one meal a day at school—a well-fed child is more motivated to learn than a hungry one.

We are well integrated in the community, and have good relations with the children. With an education, they will have a good future.

Teachers: Alassane Baba and Ibrahim Cissé. 

 

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13th of October: 

10th of October First schoolday in Timbolo!

 "On Monday, 10 October 2016, we officially opened the school in Timbolo. It was an amazing day for all the happy children, who received their educational supplies. One's first day at school can be scary, but we are lucky to have a teacher who speaks the Tuareg language. The first day of school is arguably the most important day of the year; for our children, this was the first school day ever. We want to thank everyone who has donated to the school. It is your donations that have brought about these children's happy day! We will continue to provide information about the school as the year progresses."

 

"We had hoped that the government would support us with a second teacher, but unfortunately the government declined our request. We hope to receive enough donations to pay for a second teacher. Let us keep up the good work, be loyal to our school and children, and give them support."

Push this button!
Beautiful tuareg jewellery for sale!
Buy jewellery and help us for the second teacher in Timbolo. 

Real tuareg jewellery!
Buy for helping us with the second teacher.

Please chech the link TUAREG JEWELLERY - you will find more there. We look forward to send you these unique jewellery - it is only one of each jewellery.

"28th of July: The latest news on the project is that the committee have decided to follow the ordinary system of education in Mali.That means that classes will start on the 1st of October. The children are still on holiday until the end of September. The boys and girls are eagerly waiting for their first day of school to arrive.

 

The buildings are finished and we will start buying the educational supplies. Your donations make our work possible!"

24th of July: The builders and the people of the village have accomplished a great deal. They are nearly finished with the buildings, and we are about to realize the dream of so many children and their families. According to that dream, quality education is fundamental to gender equality, human security, community development, and national progress. Education is an enormous challenge, but also a tremendous opportunity.

As with a car engine or the wings of an airplane, the difference is between standing still and moving ahead into the future. Getting a new teacher is the next step and a new challenge. We need two teachers, and both should understand the Tuareg language — that is fundamental."

"14th of July: We are so proud to announce that the builders have begun to construct the school building. This is the day we have all been waiting for. We still need support and donations for buying supplies and furniture for the school, such as desks and chairs. Today is evidence that together we can create a better world — and no matter how much you donate, the money is never wasted!

 

The school is located 25 kilometers northeast of Timbuktu."

11th of July: Today we started with the school building process. Two men have now measured the land for the school building in Timbolo. Back in Timbuktu the builders are preparing the building materials to be transported to Timbolo. Bikima is directing the workers on behalf of the school committee. For the construction of the school we have three professional builders and volunteers from among the villagers of Timbolo.

8th of July: The School committee had a meeting today. They decided to begin buying the construction materials for the school building on Monday, the 11th of July. It will take about three weeks to construct the buildings, which will comprise two classrooms, the teacher's room, and toilets. The villagers will help with the construction.

 

The construction materials will be purchased in Timbuktu. Two professional builders have been engaged for the project.

Just waiting for the first schoolday  ...

The Help our School project in Timbolo, Mali, is now a reality. Timbolo is located 25 kilometers northeast of Timbuktu. In July 2016 we will start the construction of the school. We need to build two classrooms. Special thanks go to Kook Netherlands for their donation — the school is a reality! Also many thanks for all the donations made through our donation page — we are grateful for every single one. These kids, who have never been to school before, are now attending school in Timbolo. We hope that you are as excited as we are, and will want to get to know and help them in this exciting new adventure. We want to encourage all the children. If you are interested in making a donation for the school, please click on the DONATE button at the top of this page.

 

The School Committee met in Timbolo on the 14th of June and decided to start construction of the school after Ramadan. We still need more donations for buying equipment for the school. All donations — big or small — are welcome. We are so grateful for your support — you are making a difference for the next generation. Thank you for believing in the power of education!

 
Displayed here are drawings made by the children of Timbolo. One of the drawings is of Bikima, who initiated this project. ['One of the drawings is by Bikima, who initiated this project.'] He purchased paper and crayons in Timbuktu and brought them back to Timbolo, in spite of the great heat on the day of his trip.
 
The drawing of the bird inspired the designer of this website, Britt, to place the bird in the school logo.

We wish to donate supplies like those pictured here to every child.

These are some of the beautiful drawings made by the children of Timbolo. One of the drawings is of Bikima, who initiated this project. 

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

Your donations make our work possible. Because of you, our work can continue.

We believe that a day will come in our lifetimes when every child will have access to a quality education, and we will continue to work tirelessly in breaking down the restraints of today to enable the possibilities of tomorrow.