By Nicoletta Richardson. In 2004, African Sky was born out of love for and the desire to spread awareness of the people and cultures of Mali. Since then, African Sky has developed a wide array of unique collaborations with individuals and groups who share a passion for Mali. So just over a year ago when African Sky founder Scott Lacy heard about two retired Peace Corps volunteers wanting to reconnect individuals like themselves withContinue reading Kini Fe: Connecting Former Peace Corps Volunteers With Their Host Families
By Amy Freels. African Sky held an event at the Mucky Duck Brewery in May to benefit women in Mali in regard to literacy opportunities. Attendees learned how their support of literacy programs will not only empower women in rural villages, it will also strengthen entire families and communities. The event raised enough funds to send 38 women to school at the literacy center in Zeala for one year. Dozens of African Sky supportersContinue reading Passport to Literacy Event Provides Education for Dozens of Women in Mali
By Janice Levi. On March 6, local boutique Carnaby Street Style in Kent, Ohio, hosted a Girls’ Night Out, entitled “Power of the Skirt” in order to raise funds for African Sky’s Women’s Literacy Project. The event was an intimate affair of over twenty ladies who attended in order to learn more about African Sky. Helen McKee, boutique owner, along with the assistance of her granddaughters Jacquelyn Brown and Rachel Prior, hosted the event to promote awarenessContinue reading Power of the Skirt Event Promotes Women’s Literacy in Mali
[Re-blogged from Elite Daily] By Chelsea Clinton. On the eve of International Women’s Day, and as the Clinton Foundation geared up to launch NoCeilings.org and our “Not There” awareness campaign on gender inequality, I was thrilled to spend the weekend with more than 1,000 students from over 80 countries at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2015 meeting in Miami. There, I was joined by my parents, NGO leaders and celebrities, including Larry Wilmore and PussyContinue reading Young Women Aspire To Change The World At Clinton Global Initiative University
By Scott Lacy. Since our first days as an organization and the completion of Dissan Primary School (our first school construction), we’ve been pleased to see that more students from Dissan were continuing on to 7th grade. Dissan elders were also pleased that more of their grandchildren were going to school, but they had one concern. During annual meetings with African Sky leaders, elders shared that sending their children to the 7th grade requiresContinue reading With Help From Nova Scotia, AS Opens Dissan Secondary School!
By Scott Lacy. African Sky is proud to officially announce the completion of the Soumabougou School sponsored by Keeth Elementary School in Winter Springs, Florida. Our construction team finished installing doors, windows, chalkboards, and roofing by March 2013; our painter finished his work by the end of April. Construction leaders Yacouba Sangare and Oumar Samake took some photographs of the school, which we are pleased to share with you as we celebrate their work. TheContinue reading African Sky completes the Soumabougou School