STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Teninfing Samake

“If I was not at school, I would be married already and with my husband’s family. Somewhere in my village or somewhere else. But my parents would like me to focus on my studies so that I can have success in my life.” I am Teninfing Samake from the village of Bamakoni. I had the privilege to attend the school built …

Malian Independence Day

September 22nd is a day of celebration in Ouelessebougou History On September 22nd 1960, Mali became Independent from the French colonization. Modibo Keita fought for independence of the French Sudan, currently the Republic of Mali. He became the first president of Mali from 1960 to 1968. As the new president of Mali, Modibo followed a socialist political path and changed …

“Education has Transformed My Life”

Adama Diarra began his education at the Fadiobougou school. Now a college graduate, he has hope for a bright future. This young man, Adama Diarra, was born and raised in a very poor family in Fadiobougou, which is one of the Alliance partner villages in the Ouelessebougou region. The village is twenty kilometers from Ouelessebougou. Like other starving kids in …

Power of Teachers’ Training

The Ouelessebougou Alliance believes that great teacher training and support are the keys to success and change lives of village students. Salif Diawara is one of our excellent elementary teachers in the village of Bassa, in Mali. Mr. Diawara has been teaching for twenty-two years with sixteen years’ experience in the Ouelessebougou Alliance’s schools, including Dialakoro Keleya, Famana, and Bassa. …