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 11, 2010

Academic yeart 2010-2011

Showing off their work of the day
Showing off their work of the day

The children have dreams:

1.  Little Saleh wants to be a police officer;

2.  Korotoumou wants to be a TV reporter

3.  Fouseini wants to work at the Congress

4.  Alassane Diallo wants to be an Immigration Officer

5.  Adama and Alassane Traore want to be telecommunication technicians

6.  And more.

We got these children from the street not too long ago, where they were begging for food and money, with no hope for education at all.  Thanks to your continued support, only 2 months later they have dreams.  Please continue helping us support them, and give them a way to achieve those dreams.  Thank you.

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Oct 11, 2010

Commencement of School year

Children during one of their field trip to the Zoo
Children during one of their field trip to the Zoo

Since it's opening in Jun 2010, ACFA's children have enjoyed a great summer thanks to your support.  We've established their birth certificate, taught them during summer classes to ensure that they are ready for the academic year, since they had missed last year due to their parents taking them to the street begging for money and food.  They have now fully adjusted to their new home.  This week they started school.  Thank you for your continued support and please enjoy the result of your donations in the below metamorphized children's lives. 

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Jul 22, 2010

A Visit to A Child for All

Sarah visiting with Kadiatou
Sarah visiting with Kadiatou's father

A Child for All takes a sustainable approach to helping Malian orphans. The orphanage just opened in the middle of June and by the end of this month will have at least 8 orphans living there. Zoumana, the director of the orphanage, took us on a full day’s tour of the varying facets of the organization. We went to one of the farms which is used to support the children. The father of Kadiatou (the founder of A Child for All) owns the farm and oversees the production as well as working the land himself to help his daughter’s endeavor. The farm grows everything from peanuts to mangos and corn, the sprouts of which were just coming up as we were given a tour of the plot.

After seeing the farm, we went to the orphanage. The children, thus far all boys, were dressed in nice clean soccer uniforms, sitting outside playing with Legos, some of the first toys I’d seen on in the past month. Isha, the live-in head of the orphanage took us for a walk with the boys. They were well behaved and amazingly enough, their nice white jerseys stayed white- not an easy feat for boys of their age. While Isha cared for the children, there was another woman who cooks for the children and cleans.

We were welcomed to spend a night at the orphanage for the full experience. Unlike many places we visited, the home was equipped with electricity and running water which will help the children stay healthy. the way they cared for us is certainly a reflection of how they cared for the children, and they are doing an amazing job! A Child for All is providing the children with the a nourishing environment needed to allow them to learn and thrive.

Sarah is a GlobalGiving volunteer in the field. Follower her and her fellow travelers' adventures at itfwa.wordpress.com!

The four boys in their soccer uniforms
The four boys in their soccer uniforms
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