M.A.L.I (My Africa Learns to Inspire)

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M.A.L.I (My Africa Learns to Inspire)

Ouargla, Algeria
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Students Now,Teachers for Tomorrow.
Refugee Now, Leader for Tomorrow.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

-The issue -The lack of legal status and residence are difficulties which urban refugees and asylum-seekers from Mali(as a result of the instability after the coup d’état has happened in their country) continue to face in Algeria. -These challenges result in limited access to economic, social and civil rights and the risk of detention and expulsion as Malians in Algeria lack awareness of their rights as refugees. -These factors could hinder the Malian children refugees in Algeria, unlike the Syrian children refugees, joining public schools(their parents can be dead, unknown, lost, or with no IDs) -Malian Children turned to wandering the streets begging for handouts while their number increases everyday as no solution has taken place so far to solve the children education problem .

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

-Establish educational classes: •Lessons( Arabic, French, Math, and refugee’s rights) •Learning Games •Sport (soccer) •Contests and learning challenges •Guest speakers (Have some successful Malian individuals who legally live and make a living in Algeria share their experiences for a better understanding of the Algerian community).
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Very young, I took part in the UNICEF awareness campaign against kids’ violent toys in Algeria: we, participants collected thousands of violent toys,such us guns,soldiers,bombs...etc, from children around Algeria and gave them instead certificates for peaceful spirit. To encourage them participate we had to perform educative plays and activites in different states of my country. As my country went through more than ten bloody years of terrorism in the 90s ,I, as a patriotic Algerian,participated in the National Reconciliation initiative by the President Bouteflika. A project that aimed to unify the nation basing on accepting the other and tolerating differences. Our job as youth participants was to talk to people and be the bridge that delivers their concerns to the authorities using our active voice and energy. Also there were successive charity compaigns to help people stand strong , trust their community and get involeved.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Targeted people: •Malian children refugees not having access to public schools in Algeria.(6-10 years old ) , as a start. -No other organization are working in this space.
About You
Ouargla Modern School
About You
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About Your Organization
Venture Name

M.A.L.I. (My Africa Learns to Inspire)

Country where this project is creating social impact

, OUA, Ouargla

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How did you hear about the competition?

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Founding Story: What inspired your venture? Why?

Going every day to my university by bus, every station we stop at,the bus window I sit next to , gets covered with little dark-skinned hands knocking on it to ask for a handout. So many hands and even when ignored by the people and the bus goes, the kids' fingerprints stay accompanying me the whole way. I ,as an Algerian citizen, feel ashamed that the only words those kids learn while their staying in my country are the words of begging and humiliating themselves. What would the next generation tell about us?what will those children tell to their descendants in the future about the time they spent in Algeria as refugees...many questions araise as I am sure they will not remember the food or the shelter we provide because they will vanish one day,ONLY KNOWLEDGE STAYS AND SUSTAINS.

What do you want to accomplish in your first year?

Have regular classes held.
make the number of pupils increase.
Plant the importance of of volunteerism in the Algerian youth's minds.
Make the Malian children and their families have more hope in a better future

Set your first goal or milestone for your Venture Team in the next 6 months that will bring you to your vision

Get people to know M.A.L.I.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach this goal
Task 1

Pay frequent visits to refugees' shelters and tell them about the project

Task 2

Organize awareness campaigns for the children’s families on the importance of learning

Task 3

-Create social media pages and channels to inform people about our activities and goals

Set a second goal or milestone for your Venture Team in the next 6 months that will bring you to your vision

Get people to trust and support M.A.L.I.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach this goal
Task 1

- Have some successful Malian individuals who legally live and make living in Algeria share their experiences

Task 2

Meetings with associations, decision makers, as with mosques to urge the community to get involved.

Task 3

-Have trial lessons with the presence of parents to build trust and urge them send their children study .

Set a third goal or milestone for your Venture Team in the next 6 months that will bring you to your vision

Get the classes start officially

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach this goal
Task 1

Get the teacher staff well trained

Task 2

Get a classroom or a tent to teach in

Task 3

-Include their fellow Algerian children in the process via setting new friendships with Malian children.

How will your Venture define success in the short term (1-12 months)?

•The children will get integrated better in the Algerian society.
•They will know their rights as refugees.
•They will stop the begging habit and gain the sense of dignity.

In the long-term (1-3 years)?

Pupils will be able to demonstrate competence and fill school applications and paper to get legally involved in the Algerian public schools.

How will you measure success?

Success assessment:
Our great success is mostly cherished when our students become successful in their lives and eventually inspire all world refugees to overcome obstacles and trust in their potential abilities. We see real success in having our actual pupils as future teachers and society leaders, for our motto is “learn to inspire” .

How will you recruit new members for your venture?

•Volunteer university students: 16 Algerian students( I am one of them) who received training on leadership and social change at the World Learning SIT(USA) this summer are ready to perform their job as teachers.

How will you appoint new leaders and transfer leadership when the founding members want to leave the team?

One of the most important criteria of choosing our staff is commitment, still we ,as the project is going on will be continually training new teachers and members

How will you continue your project in 6-months time or once you have spent all of its initial capital?

•Teachers: Volunteer-university students.
•Teachers’training: Ouargla Modern School
•Social experts, the interested Algerian children and awareness campaigns : Municipality of the city.
•Classroom / tent : provided by :"Ouargla Modern School".
•School supplies and uniforms: Sonatrach, Mosque charity and applying for NGOs funding
•Food :Bayat Catering Company and the local community’s participation.
•Encouraging gifts: donation money raised by mosques.