Access to Education for All Children in Mali


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More than Mali's population of 15.3 million people is under age 18—and at least 845,000 children of primary school age are out of school, according to the Education for All 2013/2014 monitoring report.

In response to this challenge, a consortium of members of the Forum of International NGOs in Mali (FONGIM)—of which World Education in a member—works with the Ministry of Education (MEN) and its partners to provide 596,597 children, who either have never attended school or who dropped out of school, with access to quality education.

Funded by the Education Above All Foundation – Educate a Child Programme (EAC), the four-year Access to Education for All Children in Mali program (PACETEM) reaches all of Mali's 18 education regions, including those in conflict and/or post-conflict zones, from 2018-2021. The EAC strategy is to increase access to school by implementing innovative strategies to providing education, including for children with limited access such as girls and special needs children.

Through the PACETEM, World Education supports more than 45,150 out-of-school children over four years in the Teaching Academies (AE) of Kayes, Kidal, and the Pedagogical Animation Center (CAP) of Fana. Alternative educational strategies include: Koranic Schools, Single Class Schools (ECU), Mobile Schools, SSA / P, Inclusion and Remediation Courses.

Implementing partners include:

  • International NGOs: EDC, CARE, EDUCO, Right to Play, OXFAM, BORNEFONDEN, Help and Action, Humanity and Inclusion, and World Education
  • The Government of Mali through the MEN and its deconcentrated services including Academies of Education and Pedagogical Animation Centers
  • Territorial communities
  • Sub-contracting local NGOs, responsible for the implementation of activities in the field

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World Education strives to build lasting relationships with partners across diverse geographic regions and technical sectors to produce better education outcomes for all.