All U.S. high school students are invited to be part of something larger than themselves — Mali Rising’s Youth Ambassadors Project. We are currently accepting applications for school year 19/20 Youth Ambassadors — deadline September 15, 2019.
We just love it when our work helps us connect with other people doing great things in the world. This was certainly the case when we met the good people behind Cultures Capsules.
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.
Wow! Our first-ever 50 Women Mixer was a roaring success. I was so inspired to meet the incredible women who turned out to support girls’ education and empowerment. Now we want to take that feeling farther and build a community.
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.
Adama and Salif are two friends who attend the same school. They are in the 3rd grade. Adama can read and write. He learns his lessons well thanks to the help of his parents. Salif can't read. He is always last in his class and his father doesn’t support his learning.
“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…
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.
At the last minute, we were able to score a booth at Salt Lake City’s annual African Festival…hurrah! While that is great news, it also means we have a short-notice need for volunteer support…help!
Please help us welcome Anh Hoang to Mali Rising’s board of directors! Anh actually joined us at the beginning of 2019, but we’ve been remiss in sharing the news. Anh brings wonderful financial expertise to the board, and has already proved herself invaluable to watch-dogging our financial systems and future plans.