Sahara Anmilale, Solidarity Desert in Tifinagh language, is a humanitarian association created in 2009 by a group of friends, passionate about the Sahara.
From travels to meetings, friendships were born. And with them, the
need to exchange, to share and to help each other.
During a trip to Mali, the chief of the village of Tangou - a hamlet of reed huts in the north of the country - intercepted them and asked for help in setting up a school.
Thus began the collaboration between Sahara Anmilale
and the village of Tangou.
At the inauguration of the school in 2011, 35 children are enrolled. Today, 700 children attend school every day.
Sahara Anmilale is committed to working alongside the villagers for the education of their children.
It accompanies the populations in their projects by ensuring the security of the school - which remains one of the rare establishments still open in the region today, thanks to the presence of the military - and by financing numerous projects to improve the reception and teaching conditions.
Respect for the freedom and culture of the local population, listening and exchange are the keystones of each initiative in order to empower the inhabitants to assess their needs and implement their own development projects, adapted to local realities.
With the villagers, Sahara Anmilale has participated, among others, in :
Maya STALDER-REY, President
Allassane Sidi TOURÉ,Vice-President
Denis MORLOT, Honorary Vice-President
Marie-Christine TEYSSIER, Treasury and Secretary
Françoise QUENEUTTE, Assistant Secretary
To know more about how the Tangou Project started and developed, go to a school in Tangou section.