In 2016 I took part in the charity rally from Budapest to Bamako to raise funds for a school in Mali ,one of the poorest countries in the world.
During my visit of the school (the name is Cherifoula)I was truly touched by the children and their hunger for education. Upon return my wife and I plus 3 other people decided to get more involved in the education of children so we founded a charity because education changes everything.
The aim of the foundation is to support the children with their tuition by raising funds and finding donors. After one year in operation we are proud to say that we are supporting over 80 children! (thank you supporters)
Our next step is to support teacher training and ensure the school has a library , latrines, water and supplies. This will allow teachers to do exactly what they do best – teach. This offers the very best opportunity for children to learn once they are in the classroom.
In order to do that we need your help! Your donation will be used to build a library and equip the teachers.
Our aim is to donate 4,000 Euro which is 0.50 Euro for every kilometer we (2 of us) drive to get to our destination . The rally will start in Budapest, Jan 2018, but for security reasons will not end up in Bamako this time. The official finish is Gambia and we will continue to finish in Dakar (Senegal).
Jim de Jager
Link to our website where you can find more information about the school :
Link to the website of the rally :