Shindouk, the community leader, has also been able to find pencils and notebooks, donated by a Ghanaian friend, as well as a small blackboard. The tutor will teach the children the basics of reading and writing and elementary calculations with the available means.
As the community has around 50 to 60 children aged between 5 and 15, there will be continued endeavors to ensure good-quality basic education for all, inasmuch as is possible. The community has begun procedures to obtain acknowledgement by the National Education Board, which would ensure that a teacher is posted/assigned and that his or her salary is paid through the public schooling system, but nothing has been confirmed yet...
The students of the UNESCO Group of the junior high-schools of Candolle and Calvin are preparing different fundraising activities for the Desert School of Ouladnagim.
Role of ICVolunteers: Part of ICVolunteers' work consisted in informing and raising awareness to help the community find new partners.
In the context of its CyberVolunteers Programme, ICVolunteers is in charge of keeping the students of Mali and Switzerland in touch. It is also facilitating access to volunteers and contacts in Mali itself.