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Our Mission

ACFA provides Mali's vulnerable children a safe and loving environment, which fosters their health, learning, happiness, and success.

Our Vision

A Mali where all children are afforded the tools necessary for a successful future.

Our Programs:

 

1.

SAFE SHELTER

ACFA-Mali is currently the home of twelve vulnerable children in Bamako.  The children attend school, learn skills, play sports, and finally know the stability and caring that was missing from their lives.

 

2.

NUTRITION AND FARMING

Our live in staff provide for the children’s daily care and development.  ACFA knows that part of maintaining a safe and healthy home is a balanced diet to ensure the children's physical and mental development.  As a primary function of its nutrition program, ACFA will maintain personally grown crops to provide healthy and natural foods to the children of the new complex.  Additionally, the excess crop will be sold, generating income for ACFA’s operations. 

 

3.

EDUCATION

In coordination with the Mail education system, we provide the best curriculum for our children. The standard Malian educational curriculum is supplemented with an added curriculum including arts and crafts, critical thinking skills, English Language instruction and life skills, all conducive to the children’s mental and intellectual development. While  attending  school, children ages 11 and above begin to learn vocational skills such as farming, artisan crafts, and computer training. At 18, students will be encouraged to pursue further education. Each year the top academic performer will receive a scholarship to a university. Others will be hired by partner organizations or issued micro-finance loans to start their own businesses.

 

4.

HEALTH CARE

Following the Primary Healthcare Center of Badalabougou, ACFA-Mali provides the highest available healthcare service to our children. Once the new Zorokoro Children’s Complex is completed, this health care will be brought to the children at an on-site clinic.