By Jenny Rulon. When Eliza Swedenborg returned to the United States after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali from 2010 to 2012, she felt a desire to remain connected to the people of Mali. “I learned so much from my experience, and I can never repay the generosity I was shown by theContinue reading Malians and Americans Connect Through African Sky’s Education Programs
By Jenny Cordle. When Colleen Naughton was forced to evacuate her Peace Corps post in Mali’s capital in 2012, she had no doubt that she would return. “It’s become a second home, with just amazing people, pretty extreme poverty—but everyone is very welcoming,” she said. “The culture is so rich.” Mali on a map takesContinue reading Mali Women ‘Come Out of the Darkness’ Through Literacy Program
By Scott Lacy. African Sky is ready to build our next school in Mali! While teachers and students in the United States settle in to a new school year, our African Sky construction team is preparing to build our fourth school. For this new school located in Zeala, a community in western Mali, we haveContinue reading African Sky Headed to Zeala to Build Our Next 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!
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