The Zorokoro Children’s Complex will include a new dormitory for up to 100 more vulnerable children, a school, a medical clinic, a sports complex, a dining facility, and an administrative building.  

 

Site

Zorokoro, Mali

Construction Commenced

2013

Team

ACFA Mali

 

Given the growing number of vulnerable children in the area, ACFA has broken ground on The Zorokoro Children’s Complex, which will allow ACFA to better serve more vulnerable children by directly and simultaneously supporting 250 children and over 1000 adults while also providing health care and education to the children and adults of the surrounding villages that otherwise lack these and other services.

The plans for this complex include a dorm for 100 children, a medical clinic, a school for first through ninth grades with vocational and night classes for adults, an outdoor multifunctional facility to accommodate numerous primary sports, and an indoor multifunctional facility to accommodate martial arts programs, musical performances, conferences, workshops, and more. 

 
 
 
 
 

Zorokoro Children's Complex:

 

Phase 1

Breaking ground in 2013, ACFA has built one dormitory to date, that is capable of supporting 25 additional children. 

Between months one and three, one block of both latrines and classrooms are to be constructed and inspected. 

 

Phase 2

Begins limited school operations of first through third grades and the construction and inspection of the second block of both latrines and classrooms between months four and seven. 

 

Expands school operations to include fourth through sixth grades and finish the third block of classrooms between months seven and nine. 

Phase 3

 

Opens full school operations for first through ninth grades and includes the construction and inspection of the administration and storage spaces that will take place between months ten and eleven. 

Phase 4

 

Includes final landscaping, refinements, and inspections and concludes with the official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony(s) taking place during month twelve. 

Phase 5

 

Phase 6

Incorporates vocational and night classes for adults during the schools second year.