The Chérifoula School in Bamako was built on the edge of a slum, right on top of a rubbish-strewn swamp. Access used to be mainly through the rubbish heap, sometimes only by balancing on planks. The school had set out to improve the environment by filling in the swamp, but ran out of money. Their idea was that by filling in the littered, stinking puddle, they would not only create a healthier, malaria-free environment, but also an area for the children to use as a sports field. In addition to the Foundation’s own resources, the Hungary Helps Agency contributed to the project.