It's a cold and rainy March day here at Mali Rising's U.S. office. So for this gloomy Friday let's brighten things up with three fun, colorful videos from Mali. If you squint and lean in to your screen, maybe you'll be able to feel just a little bit of the heat and sun from these Mali scenes...
This May, people around the U.S. will take a walk – forty miles worth of a walk – with Miles for Mali. With each step, they’ll help a child in Mali improve their life through the power of education. Miles for Mali is a new virtual walking challenge, which allows participants to walk whenever it is convenient throughout the month of May. Funds raised will build a new school for the kids of Sankama, Mali!
The most exciting thing we do each year at Mali Rising is build a new middle school. Last month, we announced our newest partner village -- the village of Sankama. We're already 45% of the way to funded for this school...can you help get us to 100%?
Are you a college student who wants to do something good in the world? Or do you know a student with a passion for changing the world? Connect with our intern program! We're currently looking for U.S. interns for Summer semester 2018. Applications are due by April 1, 2018.
This month we hosted one of our favorite small gatherings -- a teacher peer-to-peer meeting. Mali Rising Foundation invests in our teachers because they are investing in our students. Without good teachers, a school is just a building. Our most recent peer-to-peer meeting included 8 teachers from three of our schools. Learn more about how it went and check out some pictures of our teachers in action...
We couldn't be more proud of or more thankful to the great students at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. They raised $4,381.01 during Catholic Schools Week to help build our next school in Sankama, Mali!
We've been remiss in introducing Mali Rising's newest member of the board of directors -- Courtney Colter. Courtney joined our board last fall, and jumped right into the thick of things by filling her table at the annual Soiree with generous friends and family. Since then, she's been helping out by lending her expertise in finance to make sure we're running a tight ship. In fact, at our January board meeting Courtney was elected our board Treasurer.
When I talk with anyone about our work, the project that people most connect with is our Girls Project. Men and women, people from the U.S. or people from Mali, younger or older -- everyone gets excited about making sure girls get an equal education. So I try to be sure to do a periodic update on our girls progress under the Girls Project. I know you're rooting for our girls, so here's the latest news from our Girls Project Coordinator, Hindaty.
We are so proud -- and we hope you're proud too.Thanks to Mali Rising's donors six of our first batch of Inspiration Scholars have just graduated from their nursing assistant/midwife program. These six nurses are now out in villages, ready to help their communities and Mali be healthier and happier.
Wow. Thanks to Mali Rising donors just like you, one of our Inspiration Scholars, Sophie, helped deliver 40 babies during her nurse assistant internship. And I used to think my internship was challenging. You?