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

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.

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 

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