Discover. Understand. Help.

Lending a helping hand is mutually beneficial.
We teach and learn together in Africa!

Discover. Understand. Help.

Lending a helping hand is mutually beneficial.
We teach and learn together in Africa!

Support a school

Mali has a severe problem with educational infrastructure. In many parts of the country, children have little to no access to school. This is commonly due to the physical distance of the school being unmanageable (5-15km) or the institutions being so overcrowded that it is impossible for incoming pupils to follow along. The average class size in Bamako in a state-funded school is 170-200 students.

While the Malian government has failed to provide the growing population with access to basic education, many individuals and communities are actively trying to fight back with private institutions. In many regions across Mali, parents are forced to send their children to such private schools that are also extremely underfunded. These schools tend to be founded through the hard work of private individuals such as teachers or a leader in a religious group who are committed to educating the community.

The funding of such projects is usually only possible through a step by step process that can leave its duration over decades with gaps here and there.
Our organization works with such schools to help their fundamental steps in buildings or to modernize curriculums. In the past we have built new classrooms, created an IT room, built designated toilets and provided educational necessities such as writing utensils or sports equipment.

We refer to this kind of support as “hardware support” due to its fundamental necessity.
We believe that it is crucial to accompany such hardware programs with software ones that aid the progress of teaching styles, educator training, and other educational campaigns to maximize the impact of our donations.
Our programs are transparent and accountable, and they are tailored according to local needs.

IT Room for the School of Winners 2021

A long-standing dream of the school's management and children has been fulfilled with the creation of a reading and computer room. The building was constructed with the support of the Hungary Helps Agency, the computers were provided by Point Systems Zrt.

Semmelweis Well Drill Project 2021

A long-standing dream of the school's management and children has been fulfilled with the creation of a reading and computer room. The building was constructed with the support of the Hungary Helps Agency, the computers were provided by Point Systems Zrt.

Make Way for the Ball! 2020 Project

Chérifoula school was built on the edge of the Bamako’s most poverty stricken Sanfille neighbourhood. The school was built on the rubbish heap and mud. Previously it had only been accessible through the rubbish heap, sometimes having to balance on planks to get across the desert of waste. Chérifoula School attempted to fix the problem by filling the rubbish heap but they ran out of funds. The idea was to fill the land to create solid ground thereby maintaining a more accessible road and healthier, less malaria hazardous space while also using the ground as a sports field for children of the school and community. Combining with the school’s dedication, Hungary Helps funded the completion of the project in 2020.

Semmelweis Well Drill Project 2021

Prior to 2021, in the area of our partner school, the School of Winners there was no running water or electricity access. This issue prompthe extension of the Semmelweis project to drill a well by the school. The well which runs on solar power brings water from 185m beneath the soil surface to provide for the school and its surrounding community. The project was financed by the German Hungarian Xeless Group and Hungary Helps.