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...
Nov 19, 2014

20 Nov-Universal Children's Day

children washing
children washing

Today is the United Nation’s Universal Children Day!!!! We are pleased to participate in the efforts of this year’s theme: stop violence against children. At ACFA we take children from the streets where they are exposed to violence and give them a home, health care, and an education and turn them into adults who can contribute to their country’s economic development.

Ebola is now in Bamako: the country has lost some people and hundreds are now quarantined. Our children are all safe as we’ve taken a few measures to protect them. We are using hand sanitizers, and we have limited visits to minimize exposure to uncertain conditions. The staff has also limited their travels. We have increased the frequency of our established periodic vaccination and wellness checks. We are also participating in the country’s suggested program of “all children wash their hands with soap at least 4 times a day”.

The children completed their summer programs, and have returned to school. During this summer, they’ve learned to tailor, to repair motorcycle, to excel at woodwork, and to cook. For the October reporting period, 75% of them ranked in the top 50% of their respective classes.  

At Zorokoro, construction of the first dorm is completed, and it has running water. We are now installing solar electricity and the next project will be to build a kitchen and a recreation building for the children before receiving the first children by May 2015.  

This quarter, the children received clothes donation from volunteers. They enjoyed choosing the favorite clothes with the right size. For the holiday season, we are privileged to use free of charge space available to ship all the clothes, shoes, books and toys donated by U.S. donors to ACFA in the past few months.

Our work is only possible because of your generosity. To learn more about us and to support our everyday efforts, please visit: http://acfacorp.org/en/. Please celebrate the U.N. Universal Children Day by donating to ACFA at: http://www.acfacorp.org/en/donate-page-xmfrom-the-heartxm/english-categories/donation/donations.

Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Children with their school principal
Children with their school principal
Zorokoro with running water
Zorokoro with running water
Children choosing clothes
Children choosing clothes

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Nov 19, 2014

20 Nov-Universal Children's Day

children washing
children washing

Today is the United Nation’s Universal Children Day!!!! We are pleased to participate in the efforts of this year’s theme: stop violence against children. At ACFA we take children from the streets where they are exposed to violence and give them a home, health care, and an education and turn them into adults who can contribute to their country’s economic development.

Ebola is now in Bamako: the country has lost some people and hundreds are now quarantined. Our children are all safe as we’ve taken a few measures to protect them. We are using hand sanitizers, and we have limited visits to minimize exposure to uncertain conditions. The staff has also limited their travels. We have increased the frequency of our established periodic vaccination and wellness checks. We are also participating in the country’s suggested program of “all children wash their hands with soap at least 4 times a day”.

The children completed their summer programs, and have returned to school. During this summer, they’ve learned to tailor, to repair motorcycle, to excel at woodwork, and to cook. For the October reporting period, 75% of them ranked in the top 50% of their respective classes.  

At Zorokoro, construction of the first dorm is completed, and it has running water. We are now installing solar electricity and the next project will be to build a kitchen and a recreation building for the children before receiving the first children by May 2015.  

This quarter, the children received clothes donation from volunteers. They enjoyed choosing the favorite clothes with the right size. For the holiday season, we are privileged to use free of charge space available to ship all the clothes, shoes, books and toys donated by U.S. donors to ACFA in the past few months.

Our work is only possible because of your generosity. To learn more about us and to support our everyday efforts, please visit: http://acfacorp.org/en/. Please celebrate the U.N. Universal Children Day by donating to ACFA at: http://www.acfacorp.org/en/donate-page-xmfrom-the-heartxm/english-categories/donation/donations.

Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Children with their school principal
Children with their school principal
Zorokoro with running water
Zorokoro with running water
Children choosing clothes
Children choosing clothes

Links:

Oct 27, 2014

Beginning of School Year

Fatoumata
Fatoumata

Ebola has reached Mali, but our children are doing well and we have implemented special steps to keep them from being contaminated. With this report, we are closing this project. As you already know, Fatoumata was deemed too young to go through the cataract surgery at this time and is following yearly assessments and evaluation to determine when she is ready for the surgery. In October Necker’s hospital refunded the prepaid fees for Fatoumata’s surgery. For the remainder of the funds, we are offering to all our donors the following options : (1) return funds to them by proportion of donation to remaining funds; (2) the latitude to use the remaining funds to support Fatoumata’s future project only; (3) the latitude to use the remaining funds to support other ACFA health care projects; or (4) the latitude to use the remaining funds to support any ACFA project. Please let us know how you would want us to proceed: kadiatou@acfacorp.org. For donors who we don’t hear from we will use option (4). We are hoping to have Fatoumata’s next assessment completed before the end of the year with a visit to Bamako of philanthropic optometrists. At that time we will be informed of her needs for this year.

1st school year day
1st school year day

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