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...
Oct 15, 2012

NEW SCHOOL YEAR REPORT

ACFA Children at the park
ACFA Children at the park

Because of the military coup, war, drought, and outbreak of preventable diseases, over 400,000 Malians are now displaced internally and in neighboring countries.  The war has added to the country’s food and nutritional crises.  Added to these matters is the high spike of food prices.  According to the government, 31% of Mali population is at risk of food insecurity.  The lack of nutritious meals is prevailing in the refugee camps.  The children of course are the most vulnerable.  Though our children have 3 meals a day and nutritional supplement available to them, because of the crisis, there are more children in need. 

Donations made to our project on Wednesday, October 17 2012 will be matched 30% by GlobalGiving. We also have another exciting campaign going, which will double your donation, making all donations made on October 17 a 130% match! Give on Bonus Day for a 130% match! All donations made by 31 December 2012 will be doubled, so please donate see your donation go even further.

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Oct 15, 2012

NEW SCHOOL YEAR REPORT

Koro and Saleh
Koro and Saleh

Almost one month into the academic year, the children love it!!!!  2 years ago when she came to ACFA, Koro had never attended any school.  Two months after her arrival, she told the CEO that she wants to be a TV reporter when she grows up.  Last June, Koro ranked 1st in her class of 100 students.  I say, Koro is well on her way to achieve anything she puts her mind to.  You, our donors, have made that possible, you have given Koro HOPE.  With your support, we will be able to resurrect many more children like Koro!!!!  So please consider donating today to our project so that we can accept many more children from a war torn Mali. 

Donations made to our project on Wednesday, October 17 2012 will be matched 30% by GlobalGiving. We also have another exciting campaign going, which will double your donation, making all donations made on October 17 a 130% match! Give on Bonus Day for a 130% match! All donations made by 31 December 2012 will be doubled, so please donate and see your donation go even further.

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Oct 2, 2012

MEET DIAKASSAN

Diakassan Coulibaly
Diakassan Coulibaly

In September, at ACFA-Mali, we welcomed our newest child, Diakassan Coulibaly. Diakassan is 8 years old and had never attended any schools before coming to ACFA. Since her arrival, we've gotten Diakassan and birth certificate and she started school with the rest of the children on 25 Sep. To avoid the academic disruptions of last year, this year we enrolled our children in private schools. After a week, I discussed with the children and they are extremely happy and exited with the new school. They went from 100 students per teacher to 15 students per teacher. We are confident that this year's academic results will be even better than last year's.

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