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Articles from Mali

  1. Leading the profession 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    Cherine Sabry

    Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
  2. Equity and inclusion 12 June 2020

    “Getting children back to school after the COVID-19 closures: how EI's child labour projects empowered teachers and their unions”, by Nora Wintour.

    Nora Wintour

    In the research study, conducted in 2018 and 2019 “EI/AOb Child Labour Projects: Transnational best practices and union impacts”, I examined how professional training programmes have enhanced teachers capacity to attract and retain children in school through participatory education techniques and how as a result of the child labour projects,...

    “Getting children back to school after the COVID-19 closures: how EI's child labour projects empowered teachers and their unions”, by Nora Wintour.
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 20 March 2020

    Francophone Africa: Lack of consultation with education unions creates uncertainty as to how learning can continue during COVID-19 school closures

    Education unions in Francophone Africa are dismayed at the lack of consultation in government decisions to close all education establishments to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unions representing teachers and education support personnel report that they had not been consulted on the best ways to ensure quality...

    Francophone Africa: Lack of consultation with education unions creates uncertainty as to how learning can continue during COVID-19 school closures
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 25 October 2019

    Mali: Seven teachers abducted from their school by Jihadist group

    Education International (EI) condemns the abduction of seven teachers from their school in Northern Mali this 25 October. The seven male teachers from Korientze, a rural community 105 km from the city of Mopti, have been abducted during class by a Jihadist group.

    Mali: Seven teachers abducted from their school by Jihadist group
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    Mugwena Maluleke

    African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 17 April 2019

    Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries

    The Education International Executive Board has sent out solidarity letters to member organisations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria; countries where political and terrorist violence has taken the lives of teachers, academics, and education support personnel.

    Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries
  7. Equity and inclusion 7 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour

    Nora Wintour

    As part of a research project on the most effective practices related to the implementation of activities against child labour by education unions commissioned by AOb and EI, I recently had the privilege to carry out field missions in Uganda, Morocco, Albania and Mali – at first glance not countries...

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour
  8. Equity and inclusion 11 June 2018

    Putting an end to child labour requires a change in attitude, by Noumoutieba Diarra

    Noumoutieba Diarra

    Since 2014, the Syndicat National de l’Education et de la Culture (National Union of Education and Culture - SNEC) has been helping to set up child labour free zones in the Mali administrative regions of Bougouni, Niono, Macina, Dioila and Bla. The union has trained 840 teachers to help them...

    Putting an end to child labour requires a change in attitude, by Noumoutieba Diarra
  9. Equity and inclusion 11 June 2017

    Mohamed Keïta, focal point of the school of Yerefounéla

    "Thanks to this project, the illiteracy rate in our village will decrease. This is very important for us because a person who is able to read and write can manage their own business without the need for intermediaries. "Illiteracy harms".

    Mohamed Keïta, focal point of the school of Yerefounéla
  10. Equity and inclusion 11 June 2017

    More than 1000 children have returned to school thanks to Malian teachers

    In Mali, the SNEC (National Union of Education and Culture) has contributed since 2014 to the development of child labour free zones in the regions of Bougouni, Niono, Macina, Dioila and Bla in partnership with local NGOs (ENDA Alphalog and CAEB).

    More than 1000 children have returned to school thanks to Malian teachers
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 March 2016

    Mali: Next phase of quality education project launched

    The new phase of the successful Quality Educators for All Project - “Every child needs a good teacher” - has been launched in Mali, aiming to improve teacher quality, teaching, and learning in the country.

    Mali: Next phase of quality education project launched