IN September of last year, I highlighted (WROTE) a blog on our wonderful former student from the Fadiobougou School in Ouelessebougou, Adama Diarra. He was born and raised in a very poor family in the remote village
His dad died when he was little, and his mother had to work hard to take care of him in a village where making a dollar per day is very difficult. She had to make charcoal and shea butter and other village tasks to make some money. Adama is so close to his sweet and hardworking mother.
In Mali, firefighters respond to emergency situations, including fires, accidents, chemical spills, flooding, water rescue, and other incidents which are risks to life and property. This full-time job will transform Adama and his family’s lives and provide them some hope. They will no longer worry about putting food on the table and paying their children medical bills and school fees.
Adama credits his early education at the Alliance’s partner school and internships as the foundation for his fire FIGHTERS competition and training success in Markala and Bamako camp in Mali. “Education has transformed my life and given me hope that one day I will change my family.” He continues, “truly speaking, everything in the military training field depends on courage,
Good luck in your professional career, Adama! Go ahead and transform your family and give a big smile to your mother so that she can forget the challenges she faced to raise you in very difficult situations in Fadiobougou.