There is a great need and demand for Save the Children's programs in Mali. Children and their families continue to do without basic social services such as education, health, protection and even national identity or registration at birth. The combination of poor roads and low population density makes implementing any program a logistical challenge. Mali remains one of the world's poorest countries on the UNDP Human Development Index and, according to Save the Children's Annual State of the Mother's 2014 Report, is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a mother or a child.
More than 16 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 8 years
122 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $1 a day
Save the Children has worked to implemented programs in Mali since 1987. Save the Children will continue to concentrate our efforts in rural, poor communities in southern Mali, where 80 percent of the population resides. In education, Save the Children will focus increased attention on revising curricula and enhancing quality in the classroom. With large numbers of children beginning to graduate from the sixth grade, there is an urgent need for the establishment and staffing of grades seven to nine. We will work to close this gap, as it will benefit all children and especially helps to strengthen girls' education.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 530,757 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 90,442 families
feed their children
gave 111,638 children
Sponsor A Child
Since 1988, Save the Children in Mali has worked with local
communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted
to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to
make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Our
early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and young children for school by
giving them access to quality preschools and early literacy programs, while our
programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into
lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. We
also provide health education and care to children in need through our school
health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school.
Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential
programs in Mali continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity
to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014