Ouelessebougou Alliance

Our mission is to transform the quality of life in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali, West Africa, by delivering sustainable programs in health, education and economic development. Our programs adhere to the following principles: Ownership, Sustainability and Accountability.
Jun 29, 2016

The Next Generation

We are so pleased to report that last year, with your help, we trained 82 village women in the Ouelessebougou Alliance Women’s Training Garden. These women were trained on using natural composting methods, increasing their crop production, and incorporating their garden produce into their family’s diets.

Our new program year starts in July and we are excited to continue our important work in the training garden while also starting outreach to other villages.

The Alliance is building a new school in the village of Famana and this new school will include a school garden and large chicken coop. The school kids, teaching staff and parents will learn the same lessons taught in the women’s garden.  Instilling these practices at a young age will positively impact not only these kids, but their families as well.  In the chicken coop, kids will learn how to care for chickens and incorporate eggs into their diets.

We know that having a well-balanced and healthy diet is essential to children’s mental and physical development. We also know that having a guaranteed food source combined with close proximity to village huts, helps keeps kids in school longer.

Your support this past year has made huge strides in providing sustainable methods of healthy food production and we are thankful for your continued to support as we aim to educate the next generation. We couldn’t do this without you!

Iniche! 

Jun 28, 2016

The Importance of Education for Girls

Education for girls has not always been a fundamental right, and in many parts of the world, due to practical or cultural reasons, it is still not an important issue.

In our region of the world, historically girls were expected to stay at home and help with chores such as: gathering firewood, walking miles to collect water, and tending to younger siblings.

But we know, that the more girls are educated, the better it is for everyone. UNESCO tells us a mothers’ education improves child nutrition, and girls with higher levels of education are less likely to get married and have children at an early age.  

Ouelessebougou Alliance is committed to increasing the number of girls in school and seeing those girls complete their primary education all the way through high school. We work with Village Education Councils and the parents associations to educate them about the importance of girls going to school and to encourage them to send their daughters on a regular basis.

None of our training would be possible without you! Your support changes not only these girl’s lives, but the lives’ of the communities they live and learn in!

Thank You!

Iniche!

Jun 22, 2016

New Year, New Vaccination Goals

With July right around the corner, we excited for our new program year to begin.

However it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what Ouelessebougou Alliance -- with your help -- was able to accomplish this past year.

We vaccinated a total of 4,300 children (under the age of 5) and women (of child bearing age) against nine deadly diseases.  

With your continued support, the Alliance can provide even more young children and their mothers with this important service.  We are grateful for our partnerships with the Malian Ministry of Health and the Ouelessebougou Public Hospital who help make our outreach possible.

We are grateful for your commitment and are excited about this new program year!

Thank you!

Iniche!

 

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