Feb 25, 2019

End of semester report

Diakassan with her medal
Diakassan with her medal

In December, Diakassan and Billy participated in a Fencing competition and received both silver medals and monetary award. Diakassan’s performance in fencing led to her selection to represent Mali in the African Championship in Algeria in Feb 2019.  More to follow as the completion results start to trickle in. In school also, she is thriving: she received a whooping GPA of over 16, ranking in the top 5% of the country.  

 In December, two members of ACFA board of directors accompanied by CEO Kadiatou visited Mali to assess operations and to meet with numerous donors and government officials. The children are doing extremely well and continue to thrive in both their academic, extra curricular, vocational trainings, and sport venues.  

 The team noted the need to open Zorokoro in 2019 in order to receive 25 more children.  To do this, we need to raise an operating budget $35,000. Every donation help us achieve the mission that we have set for ourselves.  

 To ensure that our children are not behind their peers in school, we’ve enrolled  our two new high school children, Adama and Lassine, into special computer science classes.  They’ve loved the courses and are very much interested in continuing in the Science subject. 

 Our coordination with our psychologist and other on the ground organizations, led to the establishment of a special curriculum to support our growing children’s sexual education needs.  This has proved already to be a success based on the feedback from both the staff and the children themselves.  

 Thank you for your support and the opportunity that you give us to continue our mission of brining hope to Mali’s vulnerable children. 

ACFA Board members meet children in Mali
ACFA Board members meet children in Mali
ACFA's board members meet Mali Prime Minister
ACFA's board members meet Mali Prime Minister

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Nov 26, 2018

New school year

In kind donations received from individuals
In kind donations received from individuals

Diakassan continue to excel in fencing: in September she won 2ndplace with silver medal at the Mali Olympic Committee’s competition.  

October marked the beginning of the new school year in Mali.  Our children are eager to do well this year, following their summer experiences which were filled with both extra curricular activities such as carpentry, beauty salon, and tailoring learning and sports such as taekwondo, basketball and fencing. 

October is solidarity month in Mali and ACFA was blessed with in-kind and cash donations from numerous individuals and organizations a like. 

 Adama and Lassine have started high school: this new experience is promising as they are eager to learn more and pass the national exam in 3 years that will set them up for college enrollment.  

 To strengthen our back office, ACFA’s board of director hired a grant writer and several interns and volunteers to support the organization’s fundraising efforts.  Additionally, this semester, the board continued to revamp its committees and has placed numerous actions into motion to allow for enhanced performance at all levels of operations.  

 This December 2 board members will join the CEO in Mali to assess operations, and experience first hand the beginning of the new academic year.  Stay tuned for more on this trip in our next report.

 Thank you for your support and the opportunity that you give us to continue our mission of brining hope to Mali’s vulnerable children. 

In kind donations received from organizations
In kind donations received from organizations

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Nov 26, 2018

New school year

In Kind donations received from individuals
In Kind donations received from individuals

Diakassan continue to excel in fencing: in September she won 2ndplace with silver medal at the Mali Olympic Committee’s competition.  

October marked the beginning of the new school year in Mali.  Our children are eager to do well this year, following their summer experiences which were filled with both extra curricular activities such as carpentry, beauty salon, and tailoring learning and sports such as taekwondo, basketball and fencing. 

October is solidarity month in Mali and ACFA was blessed with in-kind and cash donations from numerous individuals and organizations a like. 

Adama and Lassine have started high school: this new experience is promising as they are eager to learn more and pass the national exam in 3 years that will set them up for college enrollment.  

To strengthen our back office, ACFA’s board of director hired a grant writer and several interns and volunteers to support the organization’s fundraising efforts.  Additionally, this semester, the board continued to revamp its committees and has placed numerous actions into motion to allow for enhanced performance at all levels of operations.  

This December 2 board members will join the CEO in Mali to assess operations, and experience first hand the beginning of the new academic year.  Stay tuned for more on this trip in our next report.

Thank you for your support and the opportunity that you give us to continue our mission of brining hope to Mali’s vulnerable children. 

In Kind donations received from organizations
In Kind donations received from organizations

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