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

  • Next School Coming to Kolimba, Mali!
    Next School Coming to Kolimba, Mali! Mali Rising is proud to announce a partnership with the people of Kolimba village in Mali to construct a new middle school. The school will be built with funds donated by a generous anonymous donor in honor of one of our most energetic volunteer board members, Jill Miller.
  • Student Spot: President Salif
    Student Spot: President Salif Fourteen year-old Salif was a seventh grader at Ross and Marilou Moser Middle School in the 2014/2015 school year in rural Nienguenkoro. Salif may look small, but he has big plans. How big? As big as the Presidency. Salif is a normal teenager in many ways – he loves football but isn't too crazy about chores like searching for firewood.…
  • Volunteer & Change a Girl's Life
    Volunteer & Change a Girl's Life What do you think makes the perfect volunteer experience? How about a chance to make a concrete difference, connection with other volunteers, flexibility in scheduling and time commitment, and maybe even a bit of creative fun?
  • School Snap: Sue Taylor Middle School
    School Snap: Sue Taylor Middle School Just as it is here in the states, the school year is drawing to a close in Mali. Our Field Director, Alou, has conducted a series of field visits to our schools to check in on issues and needs to be addressed over the summer and for next school year. We thought this would be a good time to provide…
  • Student Spot: Zoumana's Big Dream
    Student Spot: Zoumana's Big Dream Zoumana is in 8th grade in a Mali Rising school. When he grows up, Zoumana wishes to be an electrical or mechanical engineer. It's a big dream, and one that starts with a Mali Rising middle school education. He says, "I want to continue my study in a big university of America to be able to repair airplane and install…
  • Helping Our Teachers Help Our Students
    Helping Our Teachers Help Our Students "I think the teaching profession contributed more to the future of our society than any other single profession." John Wooden What is a school without teachers? Well, at best it would be a gymnasium full of wild children...as worst an empty warehouse. Teachers truly make a school a school. But what if your school's teachers had no books to teach…

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