Our Impact

  • Schools Built:

    • 18 TOTAL
    • 17 Middle Schools
    • 1 Elementary School

    Current Enrollment:

    • 3,301 STUDENTS TOTAL
    • 7th grade - 1,253 students
    • 8th grade - 1005 students
    • 9th grade - 1043 students

    Total number of children impacted since we started:

    10,831 STUDENTS

News and Updates

  • Student Spot: Mama & Keeping Girls in School
    Student Spot: Mama & Keeping Girls in School Mama is a 9th grade student in the Little Heroes Academy I Mali Rising school. Mama illustrates an all-to-common challenge when it comes to helping girls stay in school in Mali. Mama says: "When I passed in 7th grade my father wanted to marry me to a poor old man in another village far from our village. Thanks to Mali…
  • Donor Grants School in Honor of Volunteer
    Donor Grants School in Honor of Volunteer Don't you always wish the universe would reward the outstanding people you know? That somehow the universe would acknowledge the incredible volunteers, leaders, and the behind-the-scenes supporters? Well the universe did. Through The Sunlight Giving Fund, an anonymous donor generously contributed $55,000 to Mali Rising Foundation to build a school in honor of our board's Vice Chair, Jill Miller. Jill…
  • Traveling to Our Teachers: Listening to Needs
    Traveling to Our Teachers: Listening to Needs Imagine you're a young, freshly minted teacher in Mali. You may have a ninth grade education and -- if you're very lucky -- a few years of college training. Then you find yourself in a remote rural village, far from friends and family. You may not have electricity at home. You likely have few teaching tools in your classroom. And…
  • Exploring Mali: Read Monique & the Mango Rains
    Exploring Mali: Read Monique & the Mango Rains What do you know about the country or the people of Mali? Don't be embarrassed. Most of us in the U.S. find we can roughly locate it in western Africa, and maybe even pull the name Timbuktu from our jumbled brains. Relatively few people can get too much farther ... so know you're not alone. But Mali is more than…

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