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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MALI NYETA

12 Jan 2016 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

Our thanks for your support, and every best wish for 2016, from all of us at Mali Nyeta. With your help, 160 children are learning in the 4th year of operation at l’Ecole Paul Sheftel; each student has received two full sets of school uniforms each year; in October, the students of l’Ecole Paul Sheftel […]

ANTIDOTE

24 Nov 2015 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

This past Friday’s attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital city, Bamako, was deeply saddening, resulting in 20 dead. All Malians are rattled. A few thoughts on this violent attack, one in a string of recent incidents in Mali: First, our Malian colleagues and friends remain safe, physically unscathed. L’Ecole Paul Sheftel, the […]

GARDENING

22 Jul 2015 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

Even before the two students from The Conway School had arrived in Mali, they’d made a big impression. Chris Hendershot and Molly Burhans are graduate students in sustainable landscape planning and design. In early June they traveled with Mali Nyeta to study the management of water resources and agriculture in the villages of Djangoula, and […]

NEXT UP, MATH CLASSES!

15 Jul 2015 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

The women of the two villages of Djangoula, in rural southwestern Mali, made the same request. Separately. Perhaps they had discussed the issue together. Perhaps their conclusions were reached independently. They’d like to learn basic arithmetic, and sharpen their skill at accounting. Over the past three years, the women of these two villages have steadily […]

AFRIPADS FEATURED ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

16 Mar 2015 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

AfriPads was recently the subject of an article posted on National Public Radio’s blog about public health in a changing world. Thanks to our having distributed 300 kits of AfriPads in October 2013, Mali Nyeta was featured in this article. AfriPads kits include washable re-usable menstrual pads that can be critical in helping to keep […]

THE MALIANS’ RESPONSE TO EBOLA

16 Dec 2014 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

When we arrived in Mali in late October, health workers in antiseptic gowns, masks and rubber gloves greeted all travelers and took our temperatures before we went on to passport screening. Bulletin boards throughout the country cautioned that Ebola is serious, and a real risk, with clear and vivid graphics, as well as large-type phone […]

MALI NYETA IS MAKING GREAT STRIDES

15 Dec 2014 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

Mali Nyeta is making great strides. During our visit this fall, we concentrated on mapping and measuring, giving careful consideration to our next steps. We had the great fortune of traveling with Jonathon Ellison, a professor from The Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable landscape planning & design. A very good-humored travel companion, Jonathon […]

UPDATE ON HEALTH CENTER

08 Aug 2014 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

Update on health center: the roof has been raised on the health center. Earlier this year in January, our founder and executive director, Mme Bintou Sissoko, laid the cornerstone for this project. It is close to the school that serves the two villages of Djangoula, and is more centrally located for all 14 villages of […]

MALI NYETA DELIVERS AFRIPADS TO DJANGOULA AND KODOFRA

09 Dec 2013 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

During our visit in recent weeks, we distributed 300 kits of AfriPads (www.afripads.com) to adolescent girls. Because of the importance of affordable sanitary napkins, we could have distributed many more. The kits include washable, reusable cotton pads — an alternative to the rags or leaves that many Malian girls are accustomed to. We delivered some […]

MALI NYETA PROGRESS REPORT OCTOBER 2013

31 Oct 2013 / 0 Comments / in BLOG

Drought is frequently a tragic feature of life in sub-Saharan Mali. But this year’s plight was torrents and floods during the annual rainy season (June-September). This means that food stocks are in short supplies at an unusually early point in the year’s cycle. During our visit in recent weeks, Mme. Bintou and I have been […]

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