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.
We are so, so excited here at Mali Rising! Why? We are preparing to launch the very successful Girls Project in five additional schools this fall!
Talking about your will doesn’t excite anyone, but how about talking about the legacy you want to leave behind? Now that’s inspirational….
Note: One of the best parts of getting to know another culture is getting to know its food! Hindaty, our wonderful Girls Project Coordinator, shares her one of her favorite Mali recipes for your consideration. This month, I will share with you the recipes of one of my favorite dishes, called "yassa.” Yassa is a dish from West Africa that is prepared with onion. As in Mali we have large families, I will show you the recipe for yassa for 10 people
I’ve been meaning for a while now to post an update on a wonderfully fun campaign driven by one of our best supporters, Tim. Tim had a vision — he wanted to see a world map in every one of our schools. He turned that vision into Maps for Mali.
The results are in and the winners identified! Together, we covered 3,156 miles during Miles for Mali this May. We raised $5,365 dollars to build the school in N’Goko – that’s still nearly 10 percent of the cost of the new school!
Did you know you can sponsor a latrine in someone’s honor? Well you can. Heck, you can even name it after yourself! Okay, the latrine might not be your first choice, but you can sponsor a classroom, the principal’s office, a solar system, or a set of textbooks for our new school in N’Goko too!
This weekend, something very fun happened. With the vision and help of one our volunteers — Tim Gibson — we raised enough funds to place two large wall maps in each of our schools. In the 48 hours between Friday and Sunday evenings, we raised $1,000 for Maps for Mali!
Mali is very rich in cultural diversity. With thirty-three ethic groups nurtured each by its own food and language, we can notice in Mali that there are people of various ethnic backgrounds all living together thanks to the concept of "Djatiguiya".
The school is an essential factor of social cohesion, the fight against poverty and exclusion, the distribution of knowledge and well-being in general. However, it cannot work in isolation because school success is influenced by factors that are both external and internal to the school institution.