Jun 23, 2020

Welcoming our new toddlers

Ramatoulaye
Ramatoulaye

5 of the 10 vulnerable toddlers have arrived!

We are so pleased to announce that thanks to our wonderful donors, you, A Child for All has been able to bring in the first 5 of the 10 vulnerable children off of the streets and into their new home at ACFA’s Zorokoro Children’s Complex. These three little girls and two little boys are ages 3-5 years old and are settling into Zorokoro nicely.  We’ve established their birth certificates, set up their periodic health care check up including regular preventative vaccinations, etc… Please meet Salimata, Ramatoulaye,  Boubacar Sidiki, Sekou and Kadidia!

The older ACFA children who typically live at ACFA’s Bamako Children’s Home are temporarily living with the new children at the Zorokoro Children’s Complex. They were moved from the capital of Bamako to be safer from the risks of COVID-19, to have more space and also to greet the toddlers and help them transition to their new surroundings. 

With all the new space at Zorokoro, the older children have built a new garden, planting cucumbers, salad, and tomatoes.  They also helped to build a temporary basketball court, so they have a dedicated space to play.  Regarding health care, a board member coordinated a recent visit by Doctors without Borders which ensured that the children have all that they need to stay healthy, including new hand-washing stations. The next step in our continuing plan is to open the newly built classrooms of the school for the next school year for the new little toddlers starting with pre-kindergarten.  

 We do not plan to stop here! Our goal is to bring in an additional 5 children within the next two months.  To fund the nutrition, shelter, education, and proper healthcare for 5 new children, we need to raise an additional $2,573 to meet our goal.  Please help us close the gap to provide for these little ones!  

 Thank you so much for your continued support. We would not be able to do any of this without you.

Sekou
Sekou
Salimata
Salimata
Children with Boudoul
Children with Boudoul
Kids playing at Zorokoro
Kids playing at Zorokoro

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Jun 7, 2020

Mid year report

Salimata Washing Hands
Salimata Washing Hands

We hope that this report finds you and your loved ones staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.  Indeed, between COVID19, and the current unrest in multiple cities and countries, we are all facing tough times now.  But we remain confident in the future for better days to come!

 Our children in Bamako are doing well!  To mitigate COVID 19 confinement, we moved them to the Zorokoro Children’s Complex where they have 2 hectares (5 acres) of space to play and keep themselves busy in a safe environment.  They have sewed masks with donated material and sewing machines.  They have taken on  growing their own salad cucumbers and tomatoes, etc… They have supported our livestock project of seven sheep.  They even supported the building of their own temporary basketball court. 

 Most importantly, while in Zorokoro, they have assisted in the welcoming and integration of their 5 little brothers and sisters.  Yes, we opened Zorokoro operations in May by taking on 5 new children from the streets of Bamako and giving them a home.  Meet Salimata, Ramatoulaye, Boubacar Sidiki, Sekou, and Kadidia.  Only 1 month and the positive change in these children is already palpable.  

 Last week in Mali, school resumed for the national exam classes’ students.  So our 3 children who are candidates this year to that exam moved back to Bamako.  They have been attending their schools and we have also resumed their tutoring while maintaining the adequate protection needed.

 At the Zorokoro Children’s Complex we are excited to announce that we have completed construction of the first three classrooms of the school and the second three classrooms are under construction. 

 We thank you for your continued assistance in support of the vulnerable children of Mali.  We couldn’t do this without you!  Please do stay safe and healthy! 

Volunteer Boudoul with children
Volunteer Boudoul with children
Children at Basketball court
Children at Basketball court
New School building
New School building
Adama Sewing Masks
Adama Sewing Masks

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Jun 7, 2020

Mid year report

Salimata Washing Hands
Salimata Washing Hands

We hope that this report finds you and your loved ones staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.  Indeed, between COVID19, and the current unrest in multiple cities and countries, we are all facing tough times now.  But we remain confident in the future for better days to come!

 Our children in Bamako are doing well!  To mitigate COVID 19 confinement, we moved them to the Zorokoro Children’s Complex where they have 2 hectares (5 acres) of space to play and keep themselves busy in a safe environment.  They have sewed masks with donated material and sewing machines.  They have taken on  growing their own salad cucumbers and tomatoes, etc… They have supported our livestock project of seven sheep.  They even supported the building of their own temporary basketball court. 

 Most importantly, while in Zorokoro, they have assisted in the welcoming and integration of their 5 little brothers and sisters.  Yes, we opened Zorokoro operations in May by taking on 5 new children from the streets of Bamako and giving them a home.  Meet Salimata, Ramatoulaye, Boubacar Sidiki, Sekou, and Kadidia.  Only 1 month and the positive change in these children is already palpable.  

 Last week in Mali, school resumed for the national exam classes’ students.  So our 3 children who are candidates this year to that exam moved back to Bamako.  They have been attending their schools and we have also resumed their tutoring while maintaining the adequate protection needed.

 At the Zorokoro Children’s Complex we are excited to announce that we have completed construction of the first three classrooms of the school and the second three classrooms are under construction. 

 We thank you for your continued assistance in support of the vulnerable children of Mali.  We couldn’t do this without you!  Please do stay safe and healthy! 

Volunteer Boudoul with new children
Volunteer Boudoul with new children
Children at Basketball court
Children at Basketball court
Adama Sewing Masks
Adama Sewing Masks
New School Building
New School Building

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