Feb 20, 2020

Close to bringing in 10 new children!

Great news from Mali! A Child for All has raised enough funds to start the process of bringing vulnerable children off the streets and into their new home at ACFA’s Zorokoro Children’s Complex. We are working with the proper Malian authorities to identify vulnerable children, aged 3-4, and we are assembling the staff that will care for the children at Zorokoro.

Donors like you really showed up for Giving Tuesday and the holidays -- we raised $8,985 (plus $570 in matching funds from GlobalGiving). Thank you so much for your contribution! We had a total of 62 donors, including several who became monthly donors towards this project. Thank you especially to our new donors.

We still need to raise another $3,450 to reach our goal of $13,000 before we are able to fully care for 10 new children. 

Fortunately, there’s another matching opportunity coming up – from March 23 to 27 GlobalGiving's "Little by Little" campaign will match all donations up to $50 at 50%. (If you give $50, GlobalGiving gives $25, so ACFA receives $75.) Please consider maximizing your donation this way, and getting vulnerable children off the streets!

The twelve children (now teenagers) at ACFA’s Bamako Children’s Home are all doing great and are eager to meet the little ones when they arrive to Zorokoro. The Zorokoro Children’s Center is coming along nicely – the first part of the dormitory that can hosue 25 children is completely ready, and three classrooms of the school will be complete soon. Help us reach our goal so we can bring in 10 vulnerable children by summer. We are almost there and look forward to providing for all their needs, including high-quality preschool onsite.

Please consider becoming a monthly donor, and mark your calendars for the matching campaign: March 23-27.

Thank you so much for supporting vulnerable children in Mali.

Sincerely,

The ACFA team

Feb 10, 2020

New Year Report

ACFA's children
ACFA's children

Happy New Year ACFA’s supporters!!! Thanks to you, ACFA had a great end of year fundraising campaign.  We’ve raised 70% of our needed funds to open the Zorokoro Children’s Complex with 10 children.  That means we have a little bit more to go so please consider donating to our project today: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/give-a-home-to-vulnerable-toddlers-in-mali/.

December is the month of holiday break from school, but our children have been very busy with their extra curricular activities.  With the end of the year, December was a month of competitions in Mali.  Diakassan participated in the Sikasso’s Governor’s cup of fencing and received a monetary award.  Additionally, she and 4 other children of ACFA participated in the Mali Federation  fencing competition.  Diakassan ranked first place and is now the 2019 Mali Fencing champion.  Finally Koro earned a gold medal at the Mali Federation organized taekwondo competition in Bamako.  

 In December our staff and children attended a 2 day training session in sexual education and learned about sexually transmitted diseases and how to protect themselves from them.  This was a great opportunity to ensure that the children understood these matters and that the staff learn how to cope with such trainings.  

 Additionally, ACFA staff participated in a seminar organized by the Monaco Cooperations in Mali.  The seminar, the 6th meeting of Cadre de Coordination des Actions du Gouvernment de Monaco dans le Domaine de l’Enfance Vulnerable (CAMDEV), seeks a better collaboration between organizations working with vulnerable children.  The seminar provided a venue for ACFA’s staff to network with staff from other organizations whose missions converge with ACFA’s and improve the positive impact on Mali’s vulnerable children.  

 We thank you for your continued assistance in support of the vulnerable children of Mali.  Please consider donating to our project today and remember that we have 30% to go to reach our goal of bringing 10 children to Zorokoro: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/give-a-home-to-vulnerable-toddlers-in-mali/.  Note also that you have the opportunity to visit Mali to see your donations at work.  Just let us know and we’ll be happy to host you. 

Diakassan Mali 2019 Fencing Champion
Diakassan Mali 2019 Fencing Champion
Zorokoro School
Zorokoro School
Koro Reflecting
Koro Reflecting

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Feb 10, 2020

New Year Report

ACFA-Mali Children
ACFA-Mali Children

Happy New Year ACFA’s supporters!!! Thanks to you, ACFA had a great end of year fundraising campaign.  We’ve raised 70% of our needed funds to open the Zorokoro Children’s Complex with 10 children.  That means we have a little bit more to go so please consider donating to our project today: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/give-a-home-to-vulnerable-toddlers-in-mali/.

 December is the month of holiday break from school, but our children have been very busy with their extra curricular activities.  With the end of the year, December was a month of competitions in Mali.  Diakassan participated in the Sikasso’s Governor’s cup of fencing and received a monetary award.  Additionally, she and 4 other children of ACFA participated in the Mali Federation  fencing competition.  Diakassan ranked first place and is now the 2019 Mali Fencing champion.  Finally Koro earned a gold medal at the Mali Federation organized taekwondo competition in Bamako.  

 In December our staff and children attended a 2 day training session in sexual education and learned about sexually transmitted diseases and how to protect themselves from them.  This was a great opportunity to ensure that the children understood these matters and that the staff learn how to cope with such trainings.  

 Additionally, ACFA staff participated in a seminar organized by the Monaco Cooperations in Mali.  The seminar, the 6th meeting of Cadre de Coordination des Actions du Gouvernment de Monaco dans le Domaine de l’Enfance Vulnerable (CAMDEV), seeks a better collaboration between organizations working with vulnerable children.  The seminar provided a venue for ACFA’s staff to network with staff from other organizations whose missions converge with ACFA’s and improve the positive impact on Mali’s vulnerable children.  

 We thank you for your continued assistance in support of the vulnerable children of Mali.  Please consider donating to our project today and remember that we have 30% to go to reach our goal of bringing 10 children to Zorokoro: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/give-a-home-to-vulnerable-toddlers-in-mali/.  Note also that you have the opportunity to visit Mali to see your donations at work.  Just let us know and we’ll be happy to host you. 

Diakassan Mali 2019 Fencing Champion
Diakassan Mali 2019 Fencing Champion
Koro Reflecting
Koro Reflecting
Zorokoro School
Zorokoro School

Links:

 
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