Childhood Education Program
We all understand that for the people of Africa to realize their full potential the key is education. In Mali the literacy rate is 31%. The children in the Fadadie IDP Camp, instead of being in school, are out on the streets begging. So ATEG has initiated a Childhood Education Program. For the program to succeed we needed both motivated families and children. So we invited the Headmaster of the local school to speak to the families about the value of education. During the gathering with the Headmaster, one mother expressed that both she and her husband were illiterate, and that was "the biggest regret of her life". We selected 30 children and enrolled them in a primary school in Bamako. ATEG funded their school fees, supplies, clothing, backpacks and documentation. We also paid for an advisor who oversees our children, gives them personal guidance and their best chance for success.