Resources, materials and links for schools using the Take Mali learning programme.  
mali dancersOur Youtube channel includes a 'Take Mali Resources' playlist of videos of interest. 

The Take Mali theme was specially composed for the project by South-West musician Jon Maybey. It can be listened to and used in Take Mali lessons.

Toma Sidibé et la Génie Donkili is a wonderful playlist in French by Toma Sidibé, which tells a story about Toma and his friends: "The Génie Donkili fell asleep, and when he did all sound disappeared from the country of Jamana. Toma and his friends go on a journey to find the Génie and wake him up, so they can bring back sound and music to Jamana. On the way they meet lots of interesting characters, who live in Mali and beyond."

Of special note is Métissé, which tells of the magic of cultural diversity and is performed with children from France and from Mali.


A free sample gallery of photos of Mali for use in your classroom, with powerpoint map activity and video clip. The Take Mali resource book includes a CD of many more photos.

loan boxSchools using the Take Mali programme can borrow either of our two 'loan boxes' packed with authentic Fairtrade products from the Dogon region of Mali for use in lessons and workshops:

  • Clothes, wraps, baskets, flags
  • Musical instruments and CDs of music from Mali.
  • Maps and storybooks in English and French

Categorised links to organisations and projects at home and abroad, related to Mali and its communities.

Take a look at some extension activities which  our Curriculum Development Group schools have been working on!

bogolan pack ensembleBring the experience of Mali to life! Bogolan cloth packs to support ‘Take Mali’ and which come from Bamako in Mali are now available for purchase. This money will go directly to help the
work of the community based association in Bamako. Click here to find out more.

To order a bogolan pack, please contact us or phone 01392 438811.

Children explore Bamako, and make comparisons with their own local towns using French vocabulary.