As we all know, it can take a long time for the investment of education to show the real-life kind of returns it promises. Because of this, we try to follow up with Mali Rising alumni whenever possible to find out how they use their education and how they view education’s role in their lives. Today, I would like to share the thoughts of one of our alumnus who graduated a full nine years ago — Bakari. Thanks to Mali Rising’s supporters, Bakari has a great trade — electrician — and dreams of passing on the gift of education to kids in his home village…
We celebrate the last day of April Alumni Month with this story of a Mali Rising graduate going on to a career that will help thousands of Malians, while building a great life for our alumna and her family — improving Mali one tooth at a time.
Younissa Samake is one of our very earliest graduates. Way back in 2007, he graduated from Frances W. Burton Middle School in the village of Tamala – the third school we ever built.
Looking back on those days, Younissa remembers his favorite subjects were history, geography, and French. Learn more about where Younissa’s love for education took him…
April's Alumni Month continues this week with a feature on Bouacar, a graduate of our very first school. A graduate of Mali Rising’s Trujillo Family Middle School in the small village of N’Tentou, Bouacar is ready to literally help build Mali.
When anyone strikes out on their own, it can be a scary time. For young women like Mariam, that fear is balanced out by the hope of something better.Mariam graduated from Mali Rising’s Cliff and Nita Bailey Middle School back in 2013. She is now 22, and working her way through university.
April is Alumni Month here at Mali Rising. Each week in April, we feature a story from one of our graduates. With 14 years of work behind us, our graduates are now doing out great things out in the world. Whether they're using their education in college or a job, or to be more savvy in the market or to keep their children healthy, we're proud of our alumni. This week we feature Abdou. Abdou Doumbia just might be Mali Rising’s first alumnus philosopher. Truly.