Partner of the week: Groupe d’Appui aux Programmes (GAP)-CAMIDE

Groupe d’Appui aux Programmes (GAP) and CAMIDE are Mali-based NGOs that work together to bring Aflatoun curricula to various village communities in Mali. Both organisations strive towards their missions to support women’s organisations, individual and collective initiatives by emigrants, as well as youth organisations and local communities.  

For 19 years, CAMIDE has been focussing on improving the living conditions in the villages of the Kayes area, which has been strongly affected by emigration to Europe. While for the last 8 years, GAP has actively introduced Aflatoun curricula in Bamako, Mali. It aims to support the most vulnerable communities. They train teachers and students, teaching them social and financial education in order to reinstall community confidence as well as community members’ personal autonomy. 

CAMIDE and GAP work to improve the social causes that are most important to their communities. Namely, they encourage discussions regarding natural resources and promote environmental awareness in order to further strengthen a sense of community accountability and adoration for their environment.  

 Together they are a unique Aflatoun partner, as their collaboration allows for a wider implementation of Aflatoun curricula. They introduced the ‘golden rules’ of savings in Malian schools, while local Aflatoun educators have created their own association to promote acquired teaching techniques in Mali.