Planting the Seed (African Sky Launches Podcast)

By Jenny Cordle.    In African Sky’s first ever podcast episode, Founder and Executive Director Scott Lacy shares his experiences of living and working in Mali that eventually led to his life’s work as an anthropologist and cross-cultural knowledge broker.  The in-depth interview, hosted by Community Arts Program Director Adam Klein, takes us on Scott’s journey that began withContinue reading Planting the Seed (African Sky Launches Podcast)

Kini Fe: Connecting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Their Host Families

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. Over a year ago whenContinue reading Kini Fe: Connecting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Their Host Families

Passport to Literacy Event Provides Education for Dozens of Women in Mali

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 fundsContinue reading Passport to Literacy Event Provides Education for Dozens of Women in Mali

Power of the Skirt Event Promotes Women’s Literacy 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,Continue reading Power of the Skirt Event Promotes Women’s Literacy in Mali

Young Women Aspire To Change The World At Clinton Global Initiative University

[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)Continue reading Young Women Aspire To Change The World At Clinton Global Initiative University

With Help From Nova Scotia, AS Opens Dissan Secondary School!

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 hadContinue reading With Help From Nova Scotia, AS Opens Dissan Secondary School!

African Sky completes the Soumabougou 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 SamakeContinue reading African Sky completes the Soumabougou School