Lecture Vivante organizes a series of writing training courses for young people from Timbuktu (Mali) and the surrounding areas. This gives them the necessary skills to express their voice, write new stories about their own dreams and desires and discuss them together. The stories will be published and distributed in schools around Timbuktu. Lecture Vivante gives young people hope and the tools they need to have a meaningful voice in shaping their future. This is extremely important in this unstable region that is virtually cut off from the rest of Mali and where hardly any cultural activities take place.