Necessitated reconstruction in Mali
by Marjan Schaapman on 14 November, 2015

Extreme heavy rains have in the past three months caused severe damages to the elementary school of Noukoula in the Segou region (Mali). The roof of some classrooms did collapse under the heavy rains. The ongoing support of the Van Doorn Foundation - building three additional classrooms - therefore was a godsend. The new building will now temporarily be used to replace the damaged classrooms, before it can serve as the planned expansion of the school.


materiaal voor bouw school


The municipality of Konobougou made over the past three years, cement available that allowed the villagers of Noukoula to construct themselves step by step, three new classrooms up to roof level. With the financial contribution of the Van Doorn Foundation (obtained from the Foundation Eerlijk Delen + a fair at a The Future School in Ede + fund raised by KSU) materials could be purchased for the roof, doors and windows. Early October, the classrooms were ready to be put into use.


nieuwe klaslokalen  nieuwe klaslokalen 2


The collapse of a number of existing classrooms by the heavy rains in Mali is of course a major setback. GAAS-Mali and the Van Doorn Foundation seek to improve education in Noukoula among others by increasing the capacity of the existing school, and a setback as this certainly does not help! On the other hand we are glad that with our contribution the existing education capacity can be sustained. On October 15 the new school year began, and thanks to the newly built classrooms, there was accommodation for all pupils.


start schooljaar


In the coming three months work will be done on finishing the classroom (floor, plastering of walls, ceiling and painting). The purchase of school furniture can take place as soon as the necessary funds for it are available!

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