Nov 19, 2019

New School Year Report

Board members' visit
Board members' visit

Things are moving fast in Mali.  The construction of the Kindergarten classrooms at the Zorokoro Children’s Complex is progressing well and three classrooms should be completed before the end of the year.  Additionally, we broke ground on the 2nd building for another 3 classrooms: 1st to 3rd grade. 

Two board members, Fattimata and Hamala visiting the children in Mali this semester. 

 Mali school year started in October.  This year we have 2 high school students, 3 children in grade 9 and getting ready for the national exam DEF, and the remaining of the children are in grades 6 to 8.  They are eager to learn and are simultaneously continuing their vocational training and sport practices.  Additionally,  tutoring on certain subjects have commenced and the children are on track for a superb academic year.

 In October, Diakassan participated in a competition organized by the Malian national Fencing Federation and won the silver medal.    

 We had a couple of malaria cases this quarter but the children were all taken care off and are doing better.

 October was also solidarity month in Mali.  We received in-kind donation in the form of food for the children from Foundation Orange and Malitel.  Additionally, ACFA’s volunteer Boudoul and his Finish friend, Markus visited the children and made donations.  

 Kadiatou is the winner of October best disciplined child award funded by the Accountability Lab of Mali.  

In November, ACFA-Mali participated in an exchange Skype session with the Little Land Nursery where the students on both sides exchanged ideas and wishes.  These type of exchange programs will support both organizations for years to come, and is the foundation of a wonderful partnership. 

 We could not continue our mission without your support and we are always available to answer any questions that you may have.  Are you ready to visit the project  that you have been supporting?  Let us know and we’ll gladly host you in Mali, where you can see first hand the impact of your donation.  This end of year, please donate towards our operating budget to lodge, care for, feed, and teach 60 toddlers. 

Volunteers' visit
Volunteers' visit
Skype with partners
Skype with partners
Zorokoro Kindergarten
Zorokoro Kindergarten

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Nov 19, 2019

New School Year Report

Board members visit
Board members visit

Things are moving fast in Mali.  The construction of the Kindergarten classrooms at the Zorokoro Children’s Complex is progressing well and three classrooms should be completed before the end of the year.  Additionally, we broke ground on the 2nd building for another 3 classrooms: 1st to 3rd grade.

Two board members, Fattimata and Hamala visiting the children in Mali this semester. 

 Mali school year started in October.  This year we have 2 high school students, 3 children in grade 9 and getting ready for the national exam DEF, and the remaining of the children are in grades 6 to 8.  They are eager to learn and are simultaneously continuing their vocational training and sport practices.  Additionally,  tutoring on certain subjects have commenced and the children are on track for a superb academic year.

 In October, Diakassan participated in a competition organized by the Malian national Fencing Federation and won the silver medal.    

 We had a couple of malaria cases this quarter but the children were all taken care off and are doing better.

 October was also solidarity month in Mali.  We received in-kind donation in the form of food for the children from Foundation Orange and Malitel.  Additionally, ACFA’s volunteer Boudoul and his Finish friend, Markus visited the children and made donations.  

 Kadiatou is the winner of October best disciplined child award funded by the Accountability Lab of Mali.  

 In November, ACFA-Mali participated in an exchange Skype session with the Little Land Nursery where the students on both sides exchanged ideas and wishes.  These type of exchange programs will support both organizations for years to come, and is the foundation of a wonderful partnership. 

 We could not continue our mission without your support and we are always available to answer any questions that you may have.  Are you ready to visit the project  that you have been supporting?  Let us know and we’ll gladly host you in Mali, where you can see first hand the impact of your donation.  This end of year, please donate towards our operating budget to lodge, care for, feed, and teach 60 toddlers. 

Visit from volunteers
Visit from volunteers
Skype session with other students
Skype session with other students
Zorokoro Kindergarten
Zorokoro Kindergarten

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Aug 22, 2019

Summer Update

Solar panels at Zorokoro
Solar panels at Zorokoro

Thanks to your generous support, we acquired funding for, and purchased new solar panels for Zorokoro. Please see them on the picture: the new ones are on the left and the old weakened ones on the right.  

 In June we broke ground to start building the first classrooms, and in July our director, Kadiatou Sidibe visited Mali to assess construction progress.  As shown on the attached photos, the school building is really shaping up.  We now are raising funds for our operating budget to be able to open the school to 60 young children ages 3-5 years old, including 25 vulnerable children we are ready to welcome at the finished dorm at Zorokoro.  Please consider donating today towards this goal. Your donation through Global Giving will really help make the school a reality and provide the start of an education for 60 young children so that they can have a bright future that all children deserve.  One of our donated sheep gave birth to a ram lamb in August, and we are expecting another baby sheep in the next few days.  The herd is growing and ACFA is poised to develop its livestock business. 

 On the health care front, one of our children underwent an emergency appendicitis operation in May. Thanks to medical pro-bono supporters like Dr. Hamet Pierre Toure, the operation went well and the cost was at minimum fees.

 Summer break has started in Mali and the children are continuing their vocational training as well as their sports commitments. Fanta is doing extremely well at a hair braiding school.  In sports, Diakassan participated in the fencing Africa Championship, and received a monetary prize.  

Thanks to Mr. Saliou Telly, our children were invited to attend the Mali National Basketball Team training session.  This was a superb opportunity for the children to be introduced to the team who have now become mentors.  Additionally, the children received the visit of Moussa Kondo, director of the Mali chapter of Accountability Lab, who in addition to his continued mentorship has established a monthly discipline award program at ACFA.  This program will serve the children as they go through adolescent years and its related challenges.  Finally, a young lady from Mali, Bintou Traore, who is now studying in France, collected clothes and shoes from friends and family in France and in Mali and donated them to the ACFA’s children this July.  

 We could not continue our mission without your support and we are always available to answer any questions that you may have.  Are you ready to visit the operation that you have been supporting?  Let us know and we’ll gladly host you in Mali, where you can see first hand the impact of your donation.  Please do consider donating today to ACFA, and thank you for your support.

CEO and construction staff at Zorokoro
CEO and construction staff at Zorokoro
New Ram Lamb
New Ram Lamb
Children with Mali National Basketball Team
Children with Mali National Basketball Team
Moussa and Zeinab Visit
Moussa and Zeinab Visit
Bintou Clothe donation ceremony
Bintou Clothe donation ceremony

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