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...
Sep 3, 2013

Summer Report

Children with teacher
Children with teacher

This summer CEO Kadiatou Sidibe visited Bamako to spend some time with the children and inquire about the status of the construction of Zorokoro.  The first dorm is now at its final phase and we need help with leveling out the 5 acre of land surrounding the dorm so that the children have a safe playground.  We concluded the academic year with 75% of our children passing to the next grade.  The remainder is enrolled into a special tutoring program to fill the gap that we identified when the children transferred from public school to private school.  This summer, the children also started their skill building education.  Adama and Lassine commenced the tailoring school and we are working on setting up a wood sculpture school in the next few month.  Mali now has a democratically elected president who will take office on 04 Sep 2013.  Things are moving in the right direction for the country, but the vulnerable children left as a result of the last 2 years turmoil, still need help.  ACFA’s answer to these events is to ensure that the Zorokoro project maintains course and stays on track to receive and support more vulnerable children. 

Please donate today and help us ensure that our work continues and that the vulnerable children of Mali are afforded the security of the holistic program that ACFA offers them.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Adama at Zorokoro
Adama at Zorokoro

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Sep 3, 2013

Summer Report

Our milk supply
Our milk supply

This summer CEO Kadiatou Sidibe visited Bamako to spend some time with the children and inquire about the status of the construction of Zorokoro.  The first dorm is now at its final phase and we need help with leveling out the 5 acre of land surrounding the dorm so that the children have a safe playground.  This summer we introduced the children to Incolac, a nutritious powder whole milk available on the market in Mali.  Made from 100% pure cow’s milk this source of vitamins A and D3, calcium and 17 essential nutrients is vital to our children’s diet.  This is supplemented with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and protein alike.   Mali now has a democratically elected president who will take office on 04 Sep 2013.  Things are moving in the right direction for the country, but the vulnerable children left as a result of the last 2 years turmoil still need help.  ACFA’s answer to these events is to ensure that the Zorokoro project maintains course and stays on track to receive and support more vulnerable children. 

Please donate today and help us ensure that our work continues and that the vulnerable children of Mali are afforded the security of the holistic program that ACFA offers them.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Children gathered for meal
Children gathered for meal

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Sep 3, 2013

Summer Report

Zorokoro visit with Fatoumata
Zorokoro visit with Fatoumata

Fatoumata’s project is running its course.  We tackled some administrative difficulties with the French Embassy and are now working on setting up her new appointment at the Necker hospital in Paris for September 2013.  Fatoumata has to be scheduled with a new doctor who is now assessing her medical situation for further operations.  In the meantime, the project is still not fully funded and we would like to see the project fully funded before sending Fatoumata to Paris.     

Please donate today.  We have raised 58% of the funds needed to fully fund Fatoumata’s operations, travel, living arrangements and medication costs.  Our work is only possible because of your generosity.  Fatoumata is in danger of losing her sight.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards achieving our mission of helping her keep her eye sight.   

Zorokoro site visit
Zorokoro site visit

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