At the big market
in Bamako, I found a beautiful wooden chess set
by a Tuareg artisan
name was Allassane and he asked me for help for children without any school in
his native village TANGOU :
future will those children have without any school... »
next main town to TANGOU is DOUENTZA, around 8'057 people live there. Douentza
is about 800 km north east of Bamako (the capital of Mali) in the Region of
Mopti and just before the Dogon Land, north west of Bandiagara. Most of the
inhabitants are Peulh, Dogon, Sonrhaïs and Tuareg.
part of the Débére district –
small village where about 600 tuareg nomads settled down, most of them are black
smiths or camel breeders. TANGOU is 7 km north west of Douentza, opposite the
Gandamia cliff and close to the road/sand trail to Timbuktu.
Allassane contacted me by phone and told me about his worries concerning the
children in TANGOU. The nearest school is in Douentza 10 km away. There are 35
children of school age with no possibility of transport or any money to pay for
their inscription ; the necessary birth certificates or school equipment. So me
urgently sent them money to help.