History of the school in TANGOU
Date of the national
official school re-opening after the holidays, not only the 35 children
came to the appointment, 350 children wanted to go to school in Tangou.
We started to realize the
importance for a school in this area.
step, the village headman with the whole village of TANGOU offered
SAHARA ANMILALE the ground for a school. In the meantime, Allassane
returned to Bamako and contacted le Ministère
for the school agreement and the naming of a teacher :
CREATION OF THE SCHOOL IN TANGOU
the parents in TANGOU got together and created
in her own way
the first school class with stalks of millet and some
tree trunks as benches…
ANMILALE help out with 2 donkeys and two metal containers of 50 Liter so
that the parents could get enough water from Douentza for the children
at school. At the same time, we paid the rental for a vegetable garden
in Douentza –
to produce fresh vegetables for the canteen. 2 people
from the village went every day to Douentza to take fresh water and took
care of the garden.
6 FEBRUARY 2012
opening day of the school in TANGOU with 35 children and one official
Sponsorship for 4 other children (three girls and one boy) who are older
and need to go to the public school in Douentza.
The mothers of our
children in TANGOU made some local hand crafts that SAHARA ANMILALE
could sell for the benefit of the school.
coup, reversal of the President and his government.
In the North of Mali, the ruareg revolution grew and
spread over half of the country
Douentza is in the middle, just on
the border to the North...
END OF MAY 2012
Worsening of the situation with the arrival of the
jihadistes who occupied the big cities in the North, Douentza as well.
The djihadistes took possession of the school, put the children out and
made their head-quarters there.
Our bush schook in Tangou
was free to continue...
A lot of families without money tried to escape by
installing their tents in the bush –
specially around Tangou
and many of the children joined our bush school.
The soldiers freed Douentza by international
Our teacher in Tangou
gave free lessons during July to catch up the programme for the children
who joined school later...
beginning, SAHARA ANMILALE pays for :
One meal a day for each child
Equipment of the canteen
Cover of the roof against bad weather (sand storms,
heavy raining, sun)
Rent of a vegetable garden in Douentza
Two medical beds
Construction of classrooms
KOKOPELLI offered us 4 kg of good seeds for various
vegetables that our president could give hand to
our Vice-President in
Bamako February 2013.
SCHOOL RE-OPENING 2013 / 2014
Our makeshilft school was
destroyed by heavy rainfall with stormy winds and the whole village
rebuilt it again with the same material.
We realized the nned of a
real school, built with cinder blocks to give shelter to the children
and their teachers.
2 official teachers gave
lessons to 3 different classes in the meantime.
Since liberation of Mali
through the French and Malian Army, a lot of International humanitarian
Organizations could visit again the region as well as Douentza. SAHARA
ANMILALE financed a food-shelter in TANGOU to protect the riz given
regularly by the WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WPF).
A former teacher of our
Vice-President, who heared about our project in Tangou, informed us
about the coming of NGO who can finance the construction of schools and
set up the demanded file, certificated by the government, asking for a
school built by walling stones as well as a well. PLAN MALI –
French NGO –
accepted our demand, visited TANGOU and fixed the place
where the school should be built as well as the well.
18 September :
Laying of the foundation stone in presence of the authorities.
& WORLD VISION financed :
4 school classes
a drilling well for water
Two teachers and a
student teach the schildren.
summer holidays, a teacher from Bamako is rehearsing with the children
from Tangou and working on the new programm
sent by PLAN MALI.
The buildings are finished and some photos are sent.
some photo expositions around Villecroze / Tourtour :
IMAN - L’EAU
LA VIE - WATER IS LIFE »
support of local photographers and painters. The profits of these sales
permitted SAHARA ANMILALE to co-finance
together with a church from the USA
a well for the whole village.
November 2016 :
The well was built and the local authorities financed sun panels for the
Watertank in Tangou with
the solar panels
humanitarian Association from Monaco helped some villages
TANGOU as well
around Douentza to createa medical building and a doctor
will pass by once a month.
SAHARA ANMILALE bought 2
medical beds with 2 mattress for Tangou.
November 2017 :
The Ministry of National Education visited Tangou and was surprised at
the large number of children at school.
proposed to build 3 other classes for the second cycle on the condition
that another class was built
because two classes were teaching in the same room
and the 1st
classroom should be revuilt correctly (without any stalks
They promised that two
more teachers would be sent to Tangou.
The village asked us for help once more and we were able
to finance the 5th school room and sent money for the
settlement (cement + stones) as well as for the roof for the 1st
class room... The parents have finished the walls with