Ouelessebougou Alliance

The Ouelessebougou Alliance works in cooperation with 25 rural villages in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali, West Africa. Our projects are in the areas of health, education and economic development. The Alliance works with villages based on both their need and commitment to each project and is committed to training and capacity building. In every project, the Alliance is committed to the principles of ownership, sustainability and accountability.
Mar 13, 2015

Can we match local Utah high schools?

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Rowland Hall's Shot Through the Heart project

The Alliance is lucky that there are people all over the world who believe in the work we do.  Some of our Global Giving friends even live in Europe and Africa.  

 

It is part of our mission to educate local Utah students and community members about Mali and its people.  Our hope is that by sharing our story and stories from our village friends, we nurture people to finally consider themselves "global citizens."

This concern and passion for others is evident in the enthusiastic response we received this year from three high schools who collectively have raised $7,200 for mosquito nets and vaccinations!

We are so close to reaching our goal of $25,000 raised toward life saving immunizations--only $3,304 left to go!

Thanks for being the difference!

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Feb 13, 2015

Education is becoming a top priority for all!

Morning assembly in Kaban
Morning assembly in Kaban

The Alliance's Field Director just visited the village of Kaban.  We support a primary grade school in Kaban and are so pleased that out of all students enrolled, 51% are girls!  This has not always been the case due to practical and cultural reasons.  Historically, girls were expected to stay at home and help with chores such as gathering firewood, finding water and watching their siblings.  As the Alliance started partnering with villages to build primary grade schools, one of our top priorities was to establish Village Education Councils.

The councils are comprised of members from the village, including women.  They work with Alliance staff to set the education goals for the village AND share the information they learn with others.  And, one of the key pieces of information they learn is how important it is for all children to receive an education.

We especially love the photo of the little 3 year old who just loves going to school because she is already learning to read and write.  

A few quick facts from a UNESCO 2013 fact sheet:

Educated women are less likely to die in childbirth.

Mothers' education improves child nutrition

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have children at an early age.

Girls with higher levels of educaiton are less likely to get married at an early age.

YOUR SUPPORT CHANGES LIVES!

3 years old and she is starting to read!
3 years old and she is starting to read!

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Feb 13, 2015

A net + education=success!

Students in Kaban learn about malaria
Students in Kaban learn about malaria

Ouelessebougou Alliance is committed to sustainable interventions.  Which is why with each net purchased, we provide training on the proper use and care of mosquito nets.

To further strengthen our messages, we incorporate all health initiatives into the local primary school.  Here you see a group of young students holding a mosquito net after a lesson on malaria.  The reason our programs are successful is because we use every opportunity to reinforce the knowledge we share with villages.

When you donate money for a mosquito net, you are providing individuals with a life-saving device AND the knowledge they need to make positive decisions for the health of their families.

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