A Child For All, ACFA Inc.

ACFA's vision is " a Mali where all children are afforded the tools necessary for a successful future." We march towards that vision by executing our mission: " to provides Mali's vulnerable children a safe and loving environment which fosters their health, learning, happiness, and success." ACFA was founded from the personal experience of its founder, Kadiatou F. Sidibe, who was separated from her mother from age 3 to 26 and was raised by a single father in Bamako, Mali. Our goal is to turn risk into opportunities. We take street vulnerable children exposed to drug, prostitution, robbery, criminal activities, and give them a home with caring staff, food, heal...
Mar 20, 2017

Greetings from Bamako

CEO with winning children at Taekwondo
CEO with winning children at Taekwondo

Greetings from ACFA’s children in Bamako: “we have had a great beginning of 2017: GrandMa, came to visit us in early January!!!”

 On Jan 6 CEO, Kadiatou Sidibe, visited the children in Bamako: what a wonderful time spent with them! “It always lifts me up to see the impact of the positive changes that your support has had on ACFA’s children!, thank you for your continue support”. Indeed, your children are doing extremely well. Two of them, Adama and Lassine, are now in secondary schools and they both had outstanding grades during the first semester reporting period. Additionally the younger children still in primary school did great, all of them performing at above average.

 Koro and Diakassan participated in Mali’s National Taedwondo competition, which CEO Kadiatou attended during her visit in January. Koro received the Gold Medal and Diakassan received the Silver Medal.

 Our basketball team played games throughout the past months and performed superbly well in all of them.

 The children all received new sport outfit brought over by the CEO. Basketball and Taekwondo players alike all had their share of new sport garnement.

 While on the ground, CEO Kadiatou had the opportunity to meet with local constituents and supporters to discuss future plans for ACFA as they pertain to ACFA’s 2017 goal of securing funding and commencing construction of the new school at Zorokoro. She also visited the Zorokoro with new architect, Mrs. Aichatou Diallo, to assess the completion of phase 1 of the dorm, and discuss the ground breaking requirements for the school.  

CEO with children in their new sport outfits
CEO with children in their new sport outfits
Koro and Diakassan
Koro and Diakassan
Group photo with children and staff
Group photo with children and staff

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Mar 20, 2017

Greetings from Bamako

CEO with winning children at Taekwondo
CEO with winning children at Taekwondo

Greetings from ACFA’s children in Bamako: “we have had a great beginning of 2017: GrandMa, came to visit us in early January!!!”

 On Jan 6 CEO, Kadiatou Sidibe, visited the children in Bamako: what a wonderful time spent with them! “It always lifts me up to see the impact of the positive changes that your support has had on ACFA’s children!, thank you for your continue support”. Indeed, your children are doing extremely well. Two of them, Adama and Lassine, are now in secondary schools and they both had outstanding grades during the first semester reporting period. Additionally the younger children still in primary school did great, all of them performing at above average.

 Koro and Diakassan participated in Mali’s National Taedwondo competition, which CEO Kadiatou attended during her visit in January. Koro received the Gold Medal and Diakassan received the Silver Medal.

 Our basketball team played games throughout the past months and performed superbly well in all of them.

 The children all received new sport outfit brought over by the CEO. Basketball and Taekwondo players alike all had their share of new sport garnement.

 While on the ground, CEO Kadiatou had the opportunity to meet with local constituents and supporters to discuss future plans for ACFA as they pertain to ACFA’s 2017 goal of securing funding and commencing construction of the new school at Zorokoro. She also visited the Zorokoro with new architect, Mrs. Aichatou Diallo, to assess the completion of phase 1 of the dorm, and discuss the ground breaking requirements for the school.  

Koro and Diakasan at Taekwondo
Koro and Diakasan at Taekwondo
CEO with children and staff
CEO with children and staff
CEO with the children in their new sport outfits
CEO with the children in their new sport outfits

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Dec 19, 2016

Happy Holidays From Bamako

Diakassan, Kadiatou and Astan with their Gold Meda
Diakassan, Kadiatou and Astan with their Gold Meda

Happy Holidays from Bamako!!!! Your ACFA-Mali children are closing the year in prowess!!! 3 of our girls, Diakassan, Kadiatou and Astan received Gold Medals in the Mali Taekwondo Federation competitions. Additionally, 5 of our children passed to the next belt in Taekwondo: Kadiatou, Saley, Bily and Astant obtained blue belt 2nd level and Diakassan obtained red belt. Finally, Diakassan and Korotoumou continue their training with the Mali National League.

In November, ACFA_Mali had the pleasure of hosting members of the American Bar Association, ABA Rules, who were visiting Bamako. They were pleased and according to Betsy: “I was delighted to visit ACFA and see firsthand the difference it is making in these children’s lives.” 

 This quarter ACFA-Mali also was visited by ACFA’s board member, Alpha, who had the opportunity to visit Zorokoro site as well as spend some time with the children. Alpha stated that: “If all children had the opportunities offered by ACFA, our world would be a much better place; Whenever I see ACFA’s children, I am filled with pride of being part of this wonderful journey, and we won’t rest until the children reach their full potential.

 ACFA also received in kind donations from individuals from Mali as well as the US. Leah Henderson and Fatoumata Sissoko both donated food, and school supplies to the children this quarter.

 The staff participated in numerous conferences and trainings pertaining to vulnerable children and how to support different facets of their growth and development.

This holiday season, as we close 2016, we take this time to thank you for your ongoing financial and moral support, and to introduce you to our “new beginning”. Indeed, since we have completed phase 1 of Zorokoro Complex, we are ready to select the next set of children the lives of whom you will be changing with your support. Please donate today to contribute to your new operations in Zorokoro!

 From the bottom of their hearts, your children wish you a Joyous Holiday Season: Peace and Happiness! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2017.

ACFA-Mali Children with Alpha
ACFA-Mali Children with Alpha
ACFA-Mali Children with Betsy
ACFA-Mali Children with Betsy

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