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Feb 24, 2014

2nd semester report

Alassane Tailoring
Alassane Tailoring

The children commenced the academic year in October, eager to learn and improve their academic capabilities. Since then, out of 3 reporting period, one of our little girls, Diakassan, ranked twice first in her class of 44, with a GPA of over 8 out of 10 both times. Additionally, Adama and Lassine have commenced the skill building with tailoring classes. Finally, in the sport arena, 3 of our children, Diakassan, Koro, and Assan, are retained to participate in Bamako’s regional competition. The year was ended with a visit to Bamako by one of our board of directors, Alpha, who spent Christmas and New Year with the children in Bamako.

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.

The children ready for school year
The children ready for school year

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Dec 2, 2013

1st semester report

Donor donation of shcool material
Donor donation of shcool material

Children are doing extremely well as they move through the academic year.  The school year is commencing well as we received the first report card.  The summary of this reporting period is the following: (1) Diakassan ranking number 1 in her class of 44 with a GPA of 8.75 out of 10, and all but one child received grades above the average. As a result of our special program to support the 4 children who were having trouble with the private school adjustment, 3 of them have now adjusted, and we are working on the last one with our special tutor.  We are proud to announce that our children continue to strive thanks to your continued support.  Thank you very much, and please do not hesitate to contact our CEO  if you have any questions. 

The children on the 1st day of school
The children on the 1st day of school

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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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Jun 10, 2013

Moving Forward

Children doing Homework
Children doing Homework

The children are getting ready for the end of the year exams.  While the change from public to private school was a challenge this year, the extra-curricular classes and additional tutors that we hired to help the children in their transition came to fruition.  We have seen a dramatic improvement in the performance of 80% of the children who had faced the toughest challenges.  We are continuing to work with the special tutors to achieve even more success and turn better results by the end of the academic year. 

Starting at 9:00AM EDT on June 12th, GlobalGiving will match up to 50%, donations of up to $1,000 made to our project.  Matching will last until funds run out or until 11:59PM EDT.  Please get your donations in early!

Please donate Wednesday June 12th.  Our work is only possible because of your generosity.  Mali’s vulnerable children are even more marginalized today due to the country’s insecurity.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Children in classroom
Children in classroom

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Mar 11, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month

children doing homework at the orphanage
children doing homework at the orphanage

With your continued support our children are striving every day.  The children are adjusting to the change environment from the public school system to the private school system.  This new challenge had initially led to some setbacks, which the children have quickly surmounted.  Success rates are astonishingly positive.  Koro, has come up to the top of her class and Diakassan who had never had the chance to attend school ranked number 4 on her first ever report card.  We care closing the gap for these children thanks to your support.  Our children currently study on the floor at home (see pictures).  Our biggest challenge now is to afford them tables and chairs so that they can study in better conditions.  Thank you for helping us help them.  

Chidren drawing and coloring at the orphanage
Chidren drawing and coloring at the orphanage

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Kadiatou Sidibe

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Stafford, VA United States

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