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.
Feb 6, 2013

First Generation Girls Going to School in 11 Rurual Villages

Dear Supporter,

700 girls are enrolled in 11 elementary schools this year due to the Ouelessebougou Alliance's involvement and the donors that have made it all happen! Our staff and board continue to have so much hope for the village children in 11 rural villages. Unlike their parents, these children have access to a school, teachers, and quality learning. The Ouelessebougou Alliance began its role in education in the early 90's. At that point few villages had an education program and the idea of sending girls to school was uncommon and unrealistic. Our partnership with the Mali Ministry of Education over the years has been a great benefit to the teachers in our schools. Our teachers have made great progress over the years as they have learned to transition from corporal punishment and rote memorization techniques to participatory learning in the classroom. 

This year it costs just $20 to give a girl the opportunity to go to school, learn from a trained teacher, and have the supplies needed for quality education! 

Thanks for your support of this important and progressive initiative!

Sincerely,
Jen Beckstead
Executive Director 

Feb 6, 2013

2,000 women and children vaccinated; 4,000 to go!

Vaccinations performed in the village of Dienfing
Vaccinations performed in the village of Dienfing

Dear Supporter, 

We have completed the first round of vaccinations for the year and are looking forward to completing two more rounds by the end of June. The Ouelessebougou Alliance currently provides vaccinations for 77 villages and because of the need and benefit of the program we are looking to expand our vaccination efforts to 20+ new villages this year.

The simple act of being vaccinated can mean the difference between life and death for villagers of all ages. Our partnership with the local hospital has made our vaccination program effective and affordable. We are excited to reach out to other villages that continue to suffer from preventable diseases. 

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,
Jen Beckstead
Executive Director 

Feb 6, 2013

680 Nets Distributed During Rainy Season

As malaria continues to be a rampant disease throughout Mali and other African countries, the Alliance continues to provide mosquito nets for 24 villages. Through our distribution of nets and training on their proper use and care, villages have seen a decrease in the number of malaria cases. 

This year we have distributed 680 mosquito nets to date. We continue to teach that the simple act of sleeping under a mosquito net each night can mean the difference between life and death--especially for children ages five and under. 

Thank you for your support of this important and life-saving program!

Sincerely,
Jen Beckstead
Executive Director

Bed for a family of four
Bed for a family of four
Mosquito Net Distribution
Mosquito Net Distribution
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