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...
May 23, 2012

UNREST IN MALI ON AFRICA DAY

Children Enjoying Some Gifts
Children Enjoying Some Gifts

Friday 25 May is Africa Day!  We’d like to give you an update on Mali’s unrest.  After a brief relief from the Sunday's accord between the Junta and ECOWAS to maintain the civilian president for a one year transition, things headed up again in Bamako.

The president was attacked and the presidential palace was vandalized on Monday.  The country is trying to stick to following the constitution and the international community is supporting such a determination.  In addition to the political and social unrest, the problem is that half of the country still remains in the hands of rebels/Islamist extremists.  Over 150,000 people have been displaced, schools disturbed, and children are being recruited by the Islamist extremists in the north of the country. 

On a bright side, the continent is celebrating the Africa Day this Friday on 25 May 2012.  Despite the turmoil in the country, thanks to your support, ACFA-Mali’s children are doing OK, and continue their schools and sports.  We would like to encourage you to consider donating to the cause of Mali’s vulnerable children.  Thank you for all the support to ACFA.

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May 23, 2012

UNREST IN MALI ON AFRICA DAY

Children Enjoying Some Gifts
Children Enjoying Some Gifts

Friday 25 May is Africa Day!  We’d like to give you an update on Mali’s unrest.  After a brief relief from the Sunday's accord between the Junta and ECOWAS to maintain the civilian president for a one year transition, things headed up again in Bamako.

The president was attacked and the presidential palace was vandalized on Monday.  The country is trying to stick to following the constitution and the international community is supporting such a determination.  In addition to the political and social unrest, the problem is that half of the country still remains in the hands of rebels/Islamist extremists.  Over 150,000 people have been displaced, schools disturbed, and children are being recruited by the Islamist extremists in the north of the country. 

On a bright side, the continent is celebrating the Africa Day this Friday on 25 May 2012.  Despite the turmoil in the country, thanks to your support, ACFA-Mali’s children are doing OK, and continue their schools and sports.  We would like to encourage you to consider donating to the cause of Mali’s vulnerable children.  Thank you for all the support to ACFA.

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Mar 30, 2012

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

ACFA children going to English class
ACFA children going to English class

 

Dear supporters of ACFA,

As you may be aware from the news reports, and as supporters of ACFA operations based in Mali, I feel it necessary to inform you that Mali has been troubled over the last few months.  Commencing in
January 2012, rebels have engaged the country's military into war in the north of Mali.  As of now, estimates have over 175,000 Malians displaced in both the country itself, and neighboring countries.  The situation has deteriorated the past few days in the culmination of a military coup in Bamako last week. 

ACFA's children are doing fine.  They are located about 4 miles from Bamako where the events occurred.  Currently, they are enjoying spring break.  We canceled their extracurricular activities such as karate, basketball, math, English and French classes.  Although there is still no government established in the country, as of yesterday, offices have resumed functions.  With the rest of the country, ACFA children resumed their basketball and English classes today.  They will remain on spring break until Monday 02 April 2012.

Thank you for your continued support and we will keep you informed. In the meantime should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our CEO at kadiatou@acfacorp.org.

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