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£358raised of £3,000 target by 12 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to help a Tuareg village in the desert near Timbuktu, Mali, to start a school for their children

Location
Timbuktu, Tombouctou Region, Mali
Time left
6 days to go

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The Tuareg village of Tinzibitane Elabdach, in the desert 45km west of Timbuktu, Mali, is seeking to revive after bad years of drought, insecurity and war (in 2012-14). They wish to start a school for their children.

The villagers and refugees from their clan have already raised some start money amongst themselves (the Tuareg have been desert traders for centuries), and I wish to help them by raising the rest.

This plan to start the school has already drawn refugees back to the village from abroad - so this isn't just about a school, it's about a village and a people, and their wish to meet the modern world without going too far. Full details about all this are here (including a cost breakdown): The Tuareg Village of Tinzibitane Elabdach, Mali.

I welcome you to join this exciting nomad development project by tossing a fiver or more into the pot and helping us get this school on its feet. Bless you and thank you - that's not just from me, but also from the chief and people of the Tinzibitane, who are hoping and praying that their call will be heard. It means such a lot to them.

Palden Jenkins (Cornwall, UK. More about me here.).

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12

  • Sophia Hughes

    Sophia Hughes

    Dec 18, 2017

    £30.00

  • Isabella Parvan

    Isabella Parvan

    Nov 24, 2017

    £20.00

  • Eve Wright

    Eve Wright

    Nov 24, 2017

    These wonderful traditional people need our support.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 15, 2017

    Just another installment

  • Venetia

    Venetia

    Nov 14, 2017

    Good luck!

    £10.00

  • Lynne Watson

    Lynne Watson

    Nov 14, 2017

    For the school. Wish it could be more.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 14, 2017

About the fundraiser
Palden Jenkins

Palden Jenkins

Timbuktu, Tombouctou Region, Mali

I'm a humanitarian, author, historian and counsellor living on an organic farm in West Cornwall. I've worked with refugees, particularly in Palestine, and similar issues, all my adult life, and now I'm working with the Tuareg. I feel it's what I'm here for, really.

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