SUSI Summer 2015 - Habibou Diaou:
|Participant Name:||Habibou Diaou|
|Project Location:||Bamako, Mali|
|Program:||Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Social Entrepreneurship|
|UConn GTDI Project Award:||Application Accepted & Funding Awarded|
Habibou’s passion is providing support, mentorship, and English language classes to internally displaced students so that they can successfully reintegrate into school life. He tutors students who have fallen behind so that they may catch up to their peers, while also working at improving their English fluency level to give them a better chance of obtaining a good job as an adult.
Organization Information: MIDS
Mentoring Internally Displaced Students (MIDS) works to provide after-school programs and English classes for students who have been forced to leave home. With the help of MIDS, students have the opportunity to catch up on classes they may have missed, while also providing mentoring and support to help young people reintegrate into student life and into society. Providing at-risk students with English classes can help to increase their chances of excelling in the school environment, but also provides them with valuable skills to increase their chances of finding good jobs as adults.