Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Project IEP

We started our first project today. We’re working with the Institut pour L’Education Populaire (IEP), an organization working to transform the education system in Mali and develop alternative frameworks of learning. IEP’s founder Maria is an Ashoka Fellow, an all-star activist, and an awe-inspiring person. We recorded a 15min video of Maria telling the story about how she started IEP in 1993 posted below. We’re helping Maria and IEP think about how to scale the organization because last year they received a large funding and a mandate to expand from working with a couple thousand students in a handful of schools to more than 20,000 students in 200 schools across Mali. And they’re experiencing some “growing pains.” Hopefully we can help!

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