Delivering Education For All in Mali
The goal of education for all Malian children by 2015 is still more a dream than a reality, despite indisputable improvements in the delivery of education in the 18 years since democratic rule began in the country.
The number of children attending primary school has risen hugely, with the proportion growing from 21 per cent in 1990 to 61 per cent in 2008. But still nearly 900,000 Malian children aged 7–12 are out of school. Of these, 60 per cent – more than half a million children in total – are girls. This photo story gives you a glimpse into what schooling is like in Mali today.
Read our new report, Delivering Education For All in Mali, launched on 11 June 2009, for a more in-depth analysis on how Mali can begin to realize its aspirations both of ‘education for all’ and of ‘quality education’.