MALI NYETA VIDEOS
2015-2016 benefit concert series offered by Paul Sheftel, to benefit the work of the non-profit Mali Nyeta in southwestern Mali, W. Africa. Sheftel will play and discuss selected works of Mozart. For more information visit http://www.malinyeta.org/fundraising-events/
Professor Paul Sheftel got together with Jonathon Ellison, the architect and planner who is advising Mali Nyeta on the project with students from The Conway School. Professor Sheftel addresses the students in the villages of Djangoula in this short video. French w/ English subtitles.
October 26, 2014, Mali Nyeta’s founder, Mme Bintou Sissoko, along with US Project Director Jinny St. Goar and the consulting professor from The Conway School Jonathon Ellison, visited the villages of Djangoula. They were joined by students from Les Starlettes, a primary school in the capital city of Bamako. Together, they delivered this year’s uniforms, school supplies and rice. The National Malian television, ORTM, filmed the visit. This video presents the broadcast. French with English subtitles.
The people of the villages of Djangoula had asked for help in building a health center a few years ago. As of March 2014, the project is now well under way. The following video chronicles its evolution, a work in progress.
In late October 2013, Mali Nyeta’s executive director and founder, Mme Bintou Sissoko, and US Project Director Jinny St. Goar, visited the villages of Djangoula to deliver this year’s uniforms, school supplies, rice and washable sanitary napkins. The national Malian television, ORTM, filmed the visit. This video presents selections from their broadcast.
In late October/early November 2013, Mali Nyeta staff distributed 300 kits of AfriPads — washable, reusable sanitary napkins — to adolescent girls in the three rural villages and at two large schools in the capital city, Bamako. This video presents some footage of those visits.
No child can learn on an empty stomach. And of course, all learning is hampered by illness.
Mali Nyeta has brought a rudimentary system of clean water to the school in Djangoula — two 40-gallon barrels that are filled with water purifiers and water from the local shallow well where the water quality is deficient.
The students are required to wash their hands with the purified water before the start of the school day, whenever they have used the latrines, and at the end of their school day. And of course, the purified water is available for drinking as well. The barrels are placed next to the school, in what is becoming the village square.
Mali Nyeta students video response to Paul Sheftel greeting, the music professor for whom the school is named (English Subtitles).
Paul Sheftel, the music professor for whom the school is named, wanted to establish a relationship with the children of the school in Djangoula. He recorded this beautiful video to greet some of the students by name.
The school in the villages of Djangoula was formally inaugurated on January 26, 2013. It is named for the musician and pianist, Professor Paul Sheftel. The national Malian television, ORTM, filmed the ceremony. This video presents selections from that broadcast.
This video chronicles the delivery of school uniforms to the students in the villages of Djangoula in October 2012.
This is an update about the progress of Mali Nyeta and its work with the villages of Djangoula in Mali, West Africa. General overview of the statistics of poverty and the state of educational system in rural Mali. Highlights of the building of the school, the classrooms, the hiring of the teachers, the purchasing of the desks and chairs with your contributions. And the purchase of the grinding machine from the funding of a micro finance program for the Villager of Djangoula. Planning for the housing of the teachers and latrines for the school children, including a teacher training program, a clean water system, and a health clinic.
Video highlighting a concert featuring pianist and professor Paul Sheftel who discusses selected works of Haydn in this series: “Seekin’ Haydn.”
Starting in fall 2013, Paul Sheftel is offering a salon series of eight concerts to benefit Mali Nyeta Inc. These concerts will be held on Sunday afternoons, every month through October 2013 – May 2014 in elegant settings in Manhattan.
Suggested contributions of $50/per person for concert. We would, of course, welcome larger contributions, and smaller ones, as well. If you are unable to join please pass to your friends and family or support Mali Nyeta with a donation through PayPal.
This video was shot over the course of a few weeks, detailing first how many concrete blocks are needed to build which walls, and how much those blocks cost; the second segment shows the walls, having been built up to the level of the roof — October 2011.
This video chronicles the ground-breaking ceremony for what has become the second school building. You can see in the background of some of these images, a building that appears to have three rooms and a corrugated tin roof. The villagers of Djangoula built this building out of traditional mud-brick that requires repair after the annual rainy season. The children of Djangoula have started their lessons in this building. In the video of the ground-breaking, you can see that the construction relies on concrete block and steel rebar — June 2011
This video features the villagers of Djangoula holding their town meetings at which they requested help in building a school — May 2010
Mali Nyeta: Building Hope in Mali, One School at a Time
This post is also available in: French