Seno Area Program

Program Type

Community Development

Planned Life Cycle

2006 - 2021



Areas of Focus

Child Protection and Participation

Program Timeline

Status: Closed


5,535school desks were provided and 26 classrooms were built, improving children’s learning environments


3,620malnourished children were rehabilitated at 43 nutrition centres where caregivers learned to prepare nutritious meals using local ingredients


1vulnerable families received business management training


The community of Seno has graduated

In 2021, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

A white jeep driving through a muddy path, featuring a rainbow and trees in the background.

Program Details

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Seno has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, they have graduated to self-sufficiency and World Vision has left the community to help another one. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.


The Seno (pronounced sen-oh) community is located in a dry, dusty, largely rural area of Mali, almost 800 kilometres from Bamako, the capital city. More than 33,000 people from a variety of ethnic groups live in the community, with the Dogon being the most prominent.

Most families live in homes that are made of mud bricks. In this land of dust storms, cyclical droughts, and occasional locust infestations, vegetation is scarce. Temperatures vary greatly from 20°C to 25°C in the cold season to over 40°C in summer. Nine months of dry weather and an average of just 30 days of rain result in a lack of potable water.

An image of children sitting on the ground in a classroom, writing in workbooks.


Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects the most up-to-date results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2022 and September 2023, and any previous fiscal years available. Previously reported data may not match the current presentation as we continuously receive and refine data from our programs. If you have any questions, kindly reach out to us.