inside peeks

Meet Our Fall Communication Intern, Sam

This month we welcomed our fall Communication Intern, Samantha or Sam, to Mali Rising. We asked Sam to tell us a little about herself so that the whole Mali Rising community can get to know her. Read on to learn more about Sam and the great work she is tackling at Mali Rising.

Welcome to Adama, Teacher Project Coordinator!

We are excited to welcome our new Teacher Project Coordinator, Adama, to Mali Rising’s Mali-based staff. Although we are sad to see our previous Coordinator, Francois, move on, we know Adama will do a great job in the role. We asked Adama a few questions to help everyone get to know him.

One who eats alone....

“One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others” — African proverb. Let us save you from that fate for at least one night in September! Join us for Mali Rising’s annual Soiree on September 26th at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, and you’ll enjoy an amazing West African-inspired dinner. See what’s on the menu…

Volunteers Send Encouragement to Our Students

Last Saturday I had an incredible time at Salt Lake’s annual Africa Festival. I was there staffing a booth about Mali Rising, and helping people share their notes of encouragement with our students. Despite the heat, dozens of people stopped by the booth to share their thoughts of hope and the value of education. Check out some of the amazing messages in the slideshow.