A Child For All, ACFA Inc.

ACFA's vision is " a Mali where all children are afforded the tools necessary for a successful future." We march towards that vision by executing our mission: " to provides Mali's vulnerable children a safe and loving environment which fosters their health, learning, happiness, and success." ACFA was founded from the personal experience of its founder, Kadiatou F. Sidibe, who was separated from her mother from age 3 to 26 and was raised by a single father in Bamako, Mali. Our goal is to turn risk into opportunities. We take street vulnerable children exposed to drug, prostitution, robbery, criminal activities, and give them a home with caring staff, food, heal...
Sep 21, 2016

Summer update

Children at iNerd graduation
Children at iNerd graduation

This summer Diakassan, Kadiatou, Awa and Korotoumou spent several weeks in an innovative STEM camp called iNERDE. This camp aims to help African youths discover their potential in STEM fields and other modern fields that require technical literacy. Only a few schools partner with iNERDE, and we feel very fortunate to have our children participate! They embraced this opportunity for innovative thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

 The children also engaged in vocational training over the summer, with

Adama & Lassine learning carving and engraving, Fousseyne and Allassane practicing carpentry, and Bille and Salle becoming versed in auto mechanics. Sports activities rounded out the children’s time off, with four of the kids practicing for basketball championships, while Korotoumou et Diakassan continued to train with the national Tae Kwon Do team.

In August the children received a visit from U.S. Embassy Bamako personnel, who brought gifts of food and supplies. We are grateful to the U.S. Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, which sponsored the visit and generous donations. The Americans enjoyed a tour of ACFA’s facility and were introduced one by one to each child. The kids treated them to a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, which prompted one of the Marines to

observe: "Watching the Tae Kwon Do demonstration was very impressive. We joked about allowing the girls to use us as dummies for their demo before it started, but after three seconds in, we were all glad that we didn’t! I hope they continue their progress; they are all very talented."  

 Our children continue to thrive and grow in amazing ways, thanks to your kind support! We are honored and humbled to witness the profound transformation in each child’s life. Thank you for being a part of the ACFA family!

Diakassan at demonstration
Diakassan at demonstration
Children at Taekwondo
Children at Taekwondo

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Jun 24, 2016

End of School Year

Certificate issuance
Certificate issuance

Our children school year ended with great hopes of an outstanding summer!  The girls are participating in a summer camp while the boys are focusing on their sport.  The children are all healthy and enjoying their extra curricular activities.

There were several taekwondo fights with our kids won, and they are now participating in the team selection for the national league.

 At Zorokoro, the solar panels are all installed and we are moving on to the purchase of the start up equipment so that we can receive 25 more children before the end of the year. The children greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!

Group photo
Group photo
Mamy
Mamy

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Jun 24, 2016

End of School Year

Certificate issuance
Certificate issuance

Our children school year ended with great hopes of an outstanding summer!  The girls are participating in a summer camp while the boys are focusing on their sport.  The children are all healthy and enjoying their extra curricular activities.

There were several taekwondo fights with our kids won, and they are now participating in the team selection for the national league.

 At Zorokoro, the solar panels are all installed and we are moving on to the purchase of the start up equipment so that we can receive 25 more children before the end of the year. The children greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!

Mamy
Mamy

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