We hope that this report finds you and your loved ones staying safe and healthy as we all learn to adjust to the new norms imposed by COVID19.
Despite the difficulties associated with COVID and other challenges of the world, ACFA is making progress in providing the more than ever needed support to the vulnerable children of Mali.
With Mali’s low number of COVID cases, and with the reopening of activities in the country, our older children returned to Badalabougou and went back to school, and to their respective sports. Our candidates for the national exam, DEF, are getting ready to take the exam next week on the 12th of October. After 3 months of no training, Diakassan, represented Bamako at the Koutiala Governor’s tournament and won the gold medal with a monetary award. Last week she participated in another tournament organized by the Mali Fencing Olympic and won the silver medal.
Now at a total of 7, the new and younger children remained at their home in Zorokoro and are thriving everyday. It’s amazing to witness the positive changes in these youngsters’ live. Now, not only are they veteran of Zorokoro, but they are ready to be role models to other children their age next month. Indeed, next month in November as Mali start the 2021 academic year, we are opening our new school with kindergarteners from the 8 villages surrounding our complex.
At Zorokoro, construction of the next 3 classrooms continues. Having just secured funding for commodities, we are now raising funds to build the library and computer lab. Please consider donating to ACFA today.
We thank you for your continued assistance in support of the vulnerable children of Mali. Your support is the cornerstone of the success of these children. Please do remain safe and healthy!
Kids in the new classroom
Lunch time at ACFA-Mali