Each year, Ko-Falen works with Malian staff and partners to identify four areas of need that enhance, continue or address projects and opportunities in which the organization can engage. Several of these special projects are address long-term challenges our Malian counterparts face, in addition to being opportunities for Americans to learn.
These special projects are integral to Ko-Falen’s interaction with its neighbors. Read more and learn how you can be involved in these important initiatives.
Public school fees for 20 sponsored students.
For craftspeople in Bamako, it is extremely difficult to afford public school fees for their children. Recognizing this, Ko-Falen’s campaign to identify children of artisan families and sponsor their children’s education is invaluable.
Tutoring at Ko-Falen Cultural Center
Many Malian teachers face a daunting student/teacher ratio in their classrooms. The most successful students are those who augment their classroom education
with after-school tutoring. Ko-Falen does just that.
School supplies for the village of Soni Tieni
The village of Soni Tieni (sony-chainy) maintains a strong connection with its traditional culture, while working to build an enduring contemporary educa-tional system. With Ko-Falen’s help, the school in Soni Tieni has grown to accommodate over 1500 students coming from Soni Tieni and 7 nearby villages.
Financial support to the Girl Pionneres of Soni Tieni Like the Girl Scouts of America, the Pionnieres of Soni Tieni is a small group of young women, led by committed adults, who develop qualities including: leadership, service, and a strong conviction of their own potential and self worth.