American Center’s English Teaching Program – Mali

Deadline: 5-Aug-23

The U.S. Embassy Bamako announces an open competition for individuals and organizations to submit applications to carry out an English teaching program in Sikasso and Tombouctou regions of Mali.

This award aims to promote the English language as an opportunity for economic growth for Malians and promote cultural exchanges between Malians and the United States.

Specific goals will include:
Provide high quality English classes to at least a hundred qualified youth in the two regions of Mali.
Teach participants basic leadership skills.
Provide participants with more English practice opportunities, including English conversations, movie screening and discussion, debates, etc.

Include instruction about U.S. culture and values during classes to reinforce friendship, partnership, and mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Mali.

Facilitate program monitoring and evaluation activities.
Note: Since this is a Cooperative Agreement, meaning that the U.S. Embassy in Bamako will have substantial involvement in project’s implementation, arrangement will be made with recipient to facilitate sessions led by embassy personnel on available U.S. exchange programs and scholarships and how to apply for them.

Funding Information
Length of performance period: 12 months
Number of awards anticipated: 01
Award amounts: $25,000
Total available funding: $25,000
Anticipated programs start date: Flexible, but no later than November 2023

Participants and Audiences
The English teaching program will plan to target:
Youth aged 17-30, with baccalaureate as their minimum education level, living either in Sikasso or Tombouctou who already speak some English;
Influential representatives of civil society organizations, who already speak some English, wishing to reach fluency level, from indicated Malian regions.

Eligibility Criteria
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from:
Individuals with significant experience in English teaching.

U.S Higher Institution alumni and alumni from U.S. government exchange programs.

Malian non-profit/nongovernmental organizations with significant experience in English teaching.
Accredited public and private non-profit educational institutions.


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