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 2, 2012

Saleh passed yellow belt

Saleh with his new yellow belt
Saleh with his new yellow belt

This Jun as we were celebrating our two years anniversary, Saleh, passed his yellow belt in Taekwondo.  After only 6 months of training, Saleh raised above all his classmates and was the only one to be submitted for a chance to pass the yellow belt.  The masters had all the confidence in him and he did not deceive them.  Indeed he passed the yellow belt.  This did not preclude Saleh from his academic performance.  Indeed Saleh was ranked #9 of his class of 100 students with 7.42 out of a possible 10 points grade.  You, our supporters made that possible. Thank you for your continued support.

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Aug 14, 2012

Anniversary Report

Children enjoying donated blankets
Children enjoying donated blankets

ACFA-Mali's year is progressing well.  The farm that we cultivate to feed the children is much promising this year.  As opposed to last year where the Sahel drought affected our return on investment, this year looks much better.  Our project provides not just food for the children but also sustainable option to ACFA and providing jobs for the community where our farm is, Samanko 2.   The children all finished their academic year with outstanding grades of 7 out of 10 and above.  Despite the difficulties associated with the social, political and economic turmoil created by a military coup in Mar 2012, and rebels and Islamic Extremists taking over 2/3rd of the country, ACFA is thriving and the children are all passing to the next grade in their respective schools. 

To avoid missed classes as experienced this year, we have plans to enroll the children into private schools next academic year.  This summer the children are keeping engaged with drama and plastic arts classes at the Institute National Des Arts of Bamako.  On Jun 23rd, two significant events occurred:  Saleh Sinayoko passed to the yellow belt in Karate, and ACFA-Mali celebrated its 2nd anniversary.  Indeed it was on 23 Jun 2010 that the first children arrived at ACFA-Mali.  Now, more than ever, in the war torn country of Mali, the need for services to vulnerable children is increasing.  ACFA-Mali has reached the full capacity of the current location.  We need assistance in financing our new building which can take up to 100 vulnerable children.

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Aug 14, 2012

Anniversary Report

ACFA Children Ready for school
ACFA Children Ready for school

ACFA-Mali's year is progressing well.  The farm that we cultivate to feed the children is much promising this year.  As opposed to last year where the Sahel drought affected our return on investment, this year looks much better.  Our project provides not just food for the children but also sustainable option to ACFA and providing jobs for the community where our farm is, Samanko 2.   The children all finished their academic year with outstanding grades of 7 out of 10 and above.  Despite the difficulties associated with the social, political and economic turmoil created by a military coup in Mar 2012, and rebels and Islamic Extremists taking over 2/3rd of the country, ACFA is thriving and the children are all passing to the next grade in their respective schools. 

To avoid missed classes as experienced this year, we have plans to enroll the children into private schools next academic year.  This summer the children are keeping engaged with drama and plastic arts classes at the Institute National Des Arts of Bamako.  On Jun 23rd, two significant events occurred:  Saleh Sinayoko passed to the yellow belt in Karate, and ACFA-Mali celebrated its 2nd anniversary.  Indeed it was on 23 Jun 2010 that the first children arrived at ACFA-Mali.  Now, more than ever, in the war torn country of Mali, the need for services to vulnerable children is increasing.  ACFA-Mali has reached the full capacity of the current location.  We need assistance in financing our new building which can take up to 100 vulnerable children.

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