Date Completed: 2020
Partners: JP’s Peace Love and Happiness Academy of Moro Moro
The JP Dejoria Academy of Moro Moro in the city of Madina in the region of Kayes was inaugurated!! The school consists of three classrooms, a director’s office and two blocks of three latrines, one for girls and one for boys. This school serves the 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in the village who otherwise would risk a 5km, 4 times a day walk in blazing sun, storms and torrential rains, and possible kidnappings for ritual sacrifices.
The inauguration was attended by the entire village and community leaders. The Indian Ambassador to Mali was a special guest. Namory Coulibaly, a representative of the association of young nationals of Moro-Moro in Bamako, stated that “this school relieves the children in the second cycle. Our children are suffering a lot because of the lack of classes. But today, thanks to Empower Mali, we have just inaugurated three rooms in a kit of 3 equipped classrooms, 6 latrines, an office of the Director, and a home for current teachers. This is a relief that marks the hope, a hope that will remain etched in the memories of the people of Moro Moro
This middle school was completed in 2019 but due to COVID19, its inauguration was delayed. Despite it not being inaugurated, Empower Mali worked with local leaders to ensure the school start being used as soon as possible to alleviate the suffering of the children and their parents.