Help Our School

Help Our School is a Norway-based organization that was established to provide education to indigenous Tuareg children in Timbolo (Timbuktu/Mali). Indigenous Sami people came up with the idea for the organization because they wished to show solidarity with other indigenous people. The Timbolo School was built in 2016 and has seventy students between the ages of 7 and 14 from the nomadic Tuareg people. In the summer of 2019, arsonists burned down the school. The identities of the arsonists remain unknown, but it is safe to conclude that racism and fear of education were factors in their motivation.

A 2019 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the Timbolo School.

Website: www.helptimbolo.com