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£258raised of £3,000 target by 9 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
16 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 bigger, about a village and a people. 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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  • 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

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    Anonymous

    Nov 9, 2017

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 7, 2017

    I’ll send more as it becomes available, many blessings for a fabulously successful endeavor!!!

  • Kathryn Perrin

    Kathryn Perrin

    Nov 7, 2017

About the fundraiser
Palden Jenkins

Palden Jenkins

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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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