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.
Jul 3, 2013

Mosquito nets are the solution!

Health training encourages use of mosquito nets!
Health training encourages use of mosquito nets!

It is summer so many of us are familiar with the buzz of mosquitos and the annoying bites that make us itchy and uncomfortable.

In Mali, however, mosquito bites are more than annoying. They are deadly.

Treated mosquito nets are the most cost-efficient and effective tool we have to elminate malaria.  We subsidize over 75% of the cost so that villagers can easily afford to protect themselves and their families.  During the 13-14 operating year, we plan to expand our mosquito net project to meet the demand of villagers.

We thank you for your support of this project so that we can meet our objective to have every village family covered (literally and figuratively) against Malaria.

Thanks for being part of the solution!

Angie

Jul 3, 2013

Let's Keep Girls Learning!

The joy of learning!
The joy of learning!

The Alliance is committed to expanding educational opportunities for village children, especially girls.  School latrines and village wells have opened the door for many more young women to pursue their goals.  In addition, our outreach with village education councils has helped them see the importance of both boys and girls receiving quality educational instruction.

Thanks to our donors efforts, our schools have a 21% higher female enrollment rate than the national average in Mali!

This upcoming year we plan to construct a new school in Neneko. In addition, we will add increased professional development for our teachers.  We will partner with the Ministry of Education to provide in-depth training on reading and writing fundamentals.

I will be visiting our schools in September and can't wait to share some inspiring stories with you then.

Iniche,

Angie

Jul 3, 2013

Vaccination program expanding to 22 villages

Our vaccination agent keeps record.
Our vaccination agent keeps record.

Dear Supporter, 

We are wrapping up our 12-13 fiscal year and are so pleased to share with you that we expanded our vaccination program to an additional 22 villages. We now work with 99 villages in the the Ouelessebougou region.

And the exciting news is that we will continue to expand during the 13-14 fiscal year.  I promise to share final numbers with you once our field director completes his assessments and I will let you know how many more children we plan to reach this upcoming year.

Your support is not taken for granted! The simple act of being vaccinated can mean the difference between life and death for villagers of all ages so thank you again for making a difference.

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