ABOUT MALI NYETA, THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MALI, WEST AFRICA
About Mali Nyeta, the Foundation for Education in Mali
The guiding light of Mali Nyeta is Mme. Bintou Sissoko. Starting almost 20 years ago as the principal of a primary school, Mme. Sissoko oversaw the addition of subsequent grades through the end of high school. That school has already served as a template for four other schools in Mali.
Mme Sissoko’s passion for developing education in Mali is grounded in her experience. As a student, she struggled to learn in over-crowded and under-supplied classrooms. As an educator. she succeeded to instruct and inspire children. As an administrator, she guided other teachers and worked successfully with government officials from the federal and regional departments of education.
The crying need for schools exists in Mali’s rural areas. Mme. Sissoko grew up in the town of Kita, approximately 115 miles from the capital city of Bamako. The people of two villages, located 15 miles from Kita, proposed to Mali Nyeta that we work together to build a school halfway between the villages of Djangoula.
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