Good People Talk
In Rural Mali, Planting Futures Through Education
August 22, 2022
Barry Hoffner was on a personal trip to Mali in 2010, when he was struck by the lack of educational opportunities for young people in rural villages around Timbuktu. So he decided to build a school. Now, a dozen years and 16 schools later, his organization, Caravan to Class — a Good People Fund grantee — has grown from building schools … to supporting women’s literacy and sending young women to college through a scholarship fund named after his late wife, Jackie.
Barry speaks with GPF Executive Director — and host of Good People Talk — Naomi Eisenberger.