By 2016, more than


will be trained by CODE in effective teaching strategies.

By 2016, over


will be stocking the shelves of 240 new reading corners and 5 libraries.

By 2016

locally published titles

will be printed and distributed to schools and community libraries.

ABOUT Mali en lecture

Since 2012, together with our partner Association pour la lecture, l’education et le developpement (ALED), CODE has been working to benefit 90,000 children and 960 educators through sustained teacher professional development in teaching of reading and reading promotion and the creation of 240 classroom reading corners and five school and community libraries.

Mali en lecture is a comprehensive readership initiative based on two key elements: providing primary students with access to highly engaging and relevant books in a language they understand, and meaningful engagement with these books through high quality teaching.

Country Stats

Capital: Bamako

Population: 14.5 million

Area: 1,240,192 km2

Where We Work: Ségou and Sikasso regions in the southern portion of Mali

Did you Know?

In 2013, the average girl’s formal education would end after only 7.5 years.

Recent News and Stories

CODE’s Winning Partnerships in Children’s Book PublishingApr 20, 2017CODE is incredibly proud to share that publishing house, Editions Ganndal – founded by Aliou Sow, CODE's Chef de projet on PAGE Mali, was named the winner of the grand prize of the best African publisher of youth books of the year at the full article...
International Development WeekFeb 06, 2017It’s #IDW2017! Time to reflect on why education is so vital and how we must work harder to ensure that ALL children get the opportunity — and the right — to learn. From Feb 5-11 celebrate Canada's contributions to int'l development & encourage full article...
Canadian launch of GEM ReportOct 07, 2016CODE is honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Global Affairs Canada to co-host the Canadian launch of the 2016 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report on Friday, Oct 28 at the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa. full article...
CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor ReceptionSep 12, 2016An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017! More than 50 of CODE’s most loyal supporters braved the humidity last week to attend CODE’s annual donor reception. full article...


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