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Good news: all of Medicine for Mali’s is continuing this year, even though the American team could not make it’s yearly visit this winter. For example:
4 new villages (3500 people) will be getting clean water wells this year.
The Malian doctor who held MFM med clinics this year was surprised by the lack of stomach and intestinal aliments in the villagers. He said the clean water wells were the reason, and he thanked MFM for this.
New Micro-finance loans went out to 350 people in 8 villages in 2013.
School-teacher trainings are being held in the villages’ schools. All MFM trained teachers have passed their evaluations. Scholarship students are receiving their money to go to high school in the capital.
A Midwife is coming for monthly prenatal visits to assist and teach the village matrons. Many more women are coming for prenatal visits now!
Monthly Immunizations sessions in all villages are occurring. Malaria prevention talks and weighing of children for malnutrition are continuing.
These two energetic groups in Columbus, Ohio, have collected school supplies to encourage girls to stay in school and do well on tests. These school supplies will be given to the top 3 girl test takers on 3 tests.
An anonymous donor from The Columbus Foundation has given a $1000 contribution to Medicine for Mali. Thank you!
Altrusa of Columbus has generously donated a 2nd grant to MFM for teacher training and tutoring for the 2011-12 school year in 4 schools with a total enrollment of 2.000 students.
Altrusa of Columbus, OH, has given MFM a grant to help promote all students, especially girls, continuing their education. This service organization is supporting our tutoring program where students, with emphasis on girls, get extra classes during the week. MFM has also begun a teacher training program where district officials observe and give practical solutions to common teaching problems. As a first step this year, the management committees and parent committees were trained in their roles and responsibilities. The people attending told of their learning with great enthusiasm and gratitude. They had not know what their tasks were. What a difference this training will make.
Thank you, Altrusa of Columbus for helping to make this happen.