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Eliminate barriers to education for young Mauritanians.

Today, thousands of school-age children in Mauritania are out of school.


Our vision: All young Mauritanias achieve the level of education that they desire, regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, or socioeconomic status.

Donate today to help provide Mauritanian children access to school supplies. Invest in their education today!

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Youth and Hope eliminates barriers to education for young Mauritanian children.  

Panera Bread and School Kids:

A Letter from Board Member Grace Bachmann

Youth and Hope founder Houleye Thiam and I have regularly met at Panera Bread on East Broad Street in Columbus since fall 2017.


... Houleye always orders a sandwich and chips and, in generous African spirit, she almost always splits them with me. I have seldom found success in denying her request to share.


So, from the beginning, we established a rhythm: sharing a Panera sandwich and--in American fashion--getting down to business too quickly about fundraising and on-the-ground logistics in Nouakchott and Y&H’s four villages...

© 2019 by Youth & Hope.


Youth and Hope is a 501c(3), non-profit organization based out of Columbus, Ohio, and Nouakchott, Mauritania.