A Child For All, ACFA Inc.

ACFA's vision is "a Mali where all children are protected, safe, healthy, well-nourished, provided a home and an outstanding education that will allow them to be productive and contribute to the social and economic development of the country" We march towards that vision by executing our mission: " to bring hope to Mali's Vulnerable Children by securing for them a brighter future through the delivery of our programs: nutritious food, health care, safe shelter and education." 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 t...
Jun 1, 2015

End of School Year

Children In Taekwondo Gear
Children In Taekwondo Gear

In Mali, many families live in very poor and difficult situations. This condition leads to children being raised in less than minimum required conditions for their physical and mental development. Some children are left on the streets; others are exploited as beggars to bring money back to the master or extended family members who are supposed to take care of them. This is why ACFA’s role in Mali is extremely important.
ACFA takes children off the streets and puts them in a safe and loving environment, affording them all the tools necessary for a successful future. We continue delivering our programs to the children as they strive every day. Currently, we take care of twelve children right now, but our vision is to be able to take care of 100 vulnerable children in Mali.
In Mali:
1. To commemorate National Nutrition month in March, ACFA was featured on a well-known Malian TV channel as our staff demonstrated our nutritional program and its benefits to the children. We will be sending this video to you in the near future when received from Mali.
2. The children visited the national park, the national museum, and the zoo: these visits are educational both academically and culturally.
3. We have taken appropriate measures to meet the challenges of the hottest season in Mali, with additional ventilators and other equipment purchased.
4. Academically, the children have been preparing for and are now ready for their end of year final exams scheduled for June.
5. The basketball children won their category’s championship in Badalabougou on 26 April 2015.
6. The taekwondo children won their semi-final competition in Baco-Djocoroni qualifying them for the final competition to be scheduled in the near future.
7. In Zorokoro, the complex we are building to house more children, we have completed the temporary kitchen and recreation center for the children. We are currently working on a mini-cage to enclose the gas containers, and the solar panels for the dorm.

In the U.S.:
1. Our 2014 annual report has been published and can be found at: http://www.acfacorp.org/en/annual-reports/english-categories/about-us/annual-reports/annual-reports.
2. Our next fundraiser is scheduled for 30 June from 6 pm – 9pm in Washington DC at Café Citron, 1343 Connecticut Ave., NW, conveniently located near Dupont Circle. Please join us to learn more about ACFA and hear a fresh update from a board member returning from Bamako. Please RSVP to Kadiatou@acfacorp.org.
Thank you for your continued support. Please visit http://www.acfacorp.org/en/donate-page-xmfrom-the-heartxm/english-categories/donation/donations to support ACFA.

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Mar 6, 2015

Mar is Nutrition Month

children homework session
children homework session

ACFA's children continue to thrive thanks to your support.  Here is what is happening on the ground: 

Education: Diakasan ranked number 1 of her class, and Lacine and Adama, who ranked poorly last year, resurfaced with both ranking amongst the top 5 of their respective classes. ACFA-Mali received support from a volunteer, Marianne who assisted the children in their school and homework assignments in January.

Taekwondo: Koro and Kadiatou won their fights in this year's Olympic Committee's competitions.  Diakassan's competition is scheduled for March.  Salle earned his blue belt and Fanta her yellow belt.

Nutrition: March is national nutrition month.  This year's theme is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle".  We are celebrating this by having special educational sessions for both the children and the staff at ACFA-Mali to include informed food choices and healthy eating habits.  The program will culminate with an evening of celebration of lessons learned and dinner event.  Additionally, we are integrating this year's program with the role and importance of physical education ie the children’s athletic programs of basketball and taekwondo.

Zorokoro: Construction continues at Zorokoro, where we are now building a recreation area and a kitchen.

 Thank you for your continue support.  Look forward to our annual report to be published in April. 

Koro with volunteer
Koro with volunteer

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Mar 6, 2015

Mar is Nutrition Month

children homework session
children homework session

ACFA's children continue to thrive thanks to your support.  Here is what is happening on the ground: 

Education: Diakasan ranked number 1 of her class, and Lacine and Adama, who ranked poorly last year, resurfaced with both ranking amongst the top 5 of their respective classes. ACFA-Mali received support from a volunteer, Marianne who assisted the children in their school and homework assignments in January.

Taekwondo: Koro and Kadiatou won their fights in this year's Olympic Committee's competitions.  Diakassan's competition is scheduled for March.  Salle earned his blue belt and Fanta her yellow belt.

Nutrition: March is national nutrition month.  This year's theme is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle".  We are celebrating this by having special educational sessions for both the children and the staff at ACFA-Mali to include informed food choices and healthy eating habits.  The program will culminate with an evening of celebration of lessons learned and dinner event.  Additionally, we are integrating this year's program with the role and importance of physical education ie the children’s athletic programs of basketball and taekwondo.

Zorokoro: Construction continues at Zorokoro, where we are now building a recreation area and a kitchen.

 Thank you for your continue support.  Look forward to our annual report to be published in April. 

Koro with volunteer
Koro with volunteer

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