CARAVAN TO CLASS

Every child has the right to attend school

Sausalito, CA   |  www.caravantoclass.org

Mission

Caravan to Class is an all-volunteer registered 501c3 charitable organization that invests in access education for youth and women in the fabled Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Barry Hoffner

Main address

1001 Bridgeway #308

Sausalito, CA 94965 USA

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EIN

27-1885332

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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School Construction and Support

Caravan to Class has been building schools in rural villages around the fabled Timbuktu, Mali since 2010 to provide access to French education for elementary school children. Post-construction support includes paying for teachers' salaries, providing basic nutrition, school supplies and school uniforms.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Your support will pay for the operations of one of our schools for a full year. This includes paying for certified teachers, basic nutrition, and school supplies, including books.

Population(s) Served

Build a school in a village in the Southern Sahara region of Mali.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

With Caravan to Class bring education to the first generation of children in the villages where we operated, our focus is to make "going to school a routine part of life". We make a careful investment in a village by building a school and then supporting that school for a period of three years. Our target is to achieve a 70% attendance rate in the schools that we have built and do this by committing to support the schools operations and help raise awareness of the importance of education within the village.

Caravan to Class partners with the Timbuktu Ministry of Education and the UN World Food Program when we engage a village. The Timbuktu Ministry of Education sends a Director at their expense to run the school and ensure the national curriculum is followed. In addition, the UN World Food Program supplies the schools with basic nutrition. We also have other network partner NGOs that intervene in the same village in different areas, eg. sanitation, health etc., to lift the entire village up.

Caravan to Class works through our local NGO partner, Nord et Developpement to not just build the school but sensitize the village of the important of sending their children to school. By focusing in one area, we are able to use our relationships and experience to bring real change in the villages where we operate.

Since 2010, Caravan to Class has built nine schools, provided education for more than 1,200 children annually. We pay the salaries of 25 teachers, and provide over 150,000 meals annually.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Female university students.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We added an intensive English to our scholarship program as a result of this survey so that the women we serve could attain this important skill. We also increased the stipend for transportation to the high cost for the women.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have been able to continually adapt our programming.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CARAVAN TO CLASS

Board of directors
as of 05/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Barry Hoffner

Caravan to Class

Term: 2020 - 2025

Barry Hoffner

Caravan to Class

Laila Tarraf

Allbirds

Anjana Utarid

Women Serve

Brian Joseph

Empyrean Capital Partners

Doussouba Konate

Accountabillity Lab

Charles Jobson

Cynthia Schneider

Georgetown University

Charles Jobson

Thrive Acquisition

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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