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In the larger villages, an initial cohort of 60 children was chosen for the first single-classroom schools, divided into two groups of 30 (half boys, half girls) for two sessions, morning and afternoon. Calendar The village school annual calendar followed the agricultural seasons. School opened in October, after the maize harvest, and closed at the end of May before the onset of the rainy season, so that children could help plant and harvest. The three-hour school day allowed children to do their chores (primarily girls’ household chores and babysitting) and therefore did not disrupt daily life.
24 Les Ecoles Communautaires (Ecoles du Village) Dans la région de Sikasso/Mali: 1992– 1997: Bilan et Perspectives, Rencontre de Bougoni. 25 Cissé, Morifing, et al. Les ecoles communitaires au Mali. (IIEP, Paris, 2000) pp. 220–221, annual per child cost to pay for teachers. 26 DeStefano. 27 Ibid. p. 5. 28 Ibid. p. 6. 29 Ibid. p. 7. 30 Ibid. p. 8. 31 Ibid. p. 8. 32 Ibid. p. 9. 33 Ibid. p. 11. 34 Community Schools in Africa: Reaching the Unreached 34 Sicotte, Alfred, Djoume Sylla, and Laladou Soumare.
A series of droughts in the mid 1970s and ‘80s had driven large numbers of Dogons from the Bandiagara Cliff and the area around Mopti to Sikasso, a cotton-growing region that also serves as a corridor for migrant labor traveling to Côte d’Ivoire directly to the south. Children were dying in large numbers. In response, SC initiated a child survival program based broadly on the UNICEF GOBI model (Growth Monitoring, Oral Re-Hydration, Breast-Feeding and Immunization). To manage this program, village committees were created.