Mali

Find out about our work in Mali

We've been working in Mali for over 35 years, protecting children and helping the poorest families.

We're dedicated to helping families prepare for the difficult times, so they can always give their children the care they need.

Health and nutrition

Poverty is a huge issue for families in Mali, and many struggle to afford nutritious food for their children. We're helping people to make a living that is sustainable so they're better able to cope in the face of drought or seasonal shocks. We're also raising awareness around nutrition and promoting affordable ways of improving children's diets

We advocate for free healthcare and nutrition services for the most vulnerable people. And we're working hard to reduce newborn deaths, in partnership with the government, local authorities, NGOs and community organisations. We also plan to scale up successful projects to improve access to clean water and sanitation.

Protecting children

We're working to make sure that children in Mali are protected from violence and abuse, at home and in school. As well as raising awareness of the problems, we're helping establish community child protection networks.

We're working with local, national and regional leaders to address early marriage. And we plan to develop our work with street children to help them reintegrate into their families and communities, and help them to learn and access health services.

Education

Mali has made progress towards giving all children the chance to go to school, but there is still some way to go. We're expanding our Literacy Boost initiative to improve children's reading, and working hard to build national support for the programme. 

Learning starts in children's early years, so we're raising awareness of the importance of pre-school education. And were developing new approaches to support early learning.

 

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