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

  • 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…
  • Student Spot: Djenebou is Driven
    Student Spot: Djenebou is Driven Djenebou is in 9th grade at Mali Rising's Little Heroes Academy II Middle School. She says, "I managed to be first of my class because of my courage, love of studies, and the support of my parents because they let me learn my lessons without charging me with the household chores. My parents are a little bit educated (and) this…
  • Gift Ideas: Denik Notebooks
    Gift Ideas: Denik Notebooks From Josh Loftin, Mali Rising Foundation Board Member With Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, many will be scrambling for suitable sentimental and also useful gifts. While flowers, ties, and books are always nice, allow us to recommend another item: notebooks. There's a lot of options, from utilitarian planners to leather-bound journals. But our favorites come from the Logan, Utah-based…

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