Katie Christ (Mali 1989-91) is building a school in her former village. It is a project where the International Women’s Democracy Center, in Washington D.C. and run by Barbara Ferris (Morocco 1971-73), is the fiscal agent. If you were in Mali (or if you just want to help build “Mali Kalanso”) check out www.malikalanso.org.
Katie’s organization is a non-profit providing education to children in Mali. Katie is building the school, called ‘Kalanso,’ which means schoolhouse in the local Bambara language. Mali, as you may know, is one of the poorest countries in the world, and has one of the lowest literacy rates, especially among girls. Katie is trying to change that, one school at a time.
From time to time we will use the site to point out RPCV organizations that are working, in the U.S. and overseas, to fulfill the goals of the Peace Corps, especially the Third Goal, which this site is all about.