African Dance Party at the American School

The African Dance Party at the American International School was a success and so fun, thanks to the Community Service Student Volunteers at the American International School and their sponsor, Robin Pascucci. And big thanks to AISB for stressing the importance of community service and hosting related events. We started the evening with a performance […]

Tanti Suzan

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQhNNNT4QCY&hl=en&fs=1] In support of cultural preservation and artistic development, Suzan and her friends from Holland have donated instruments and new costumes for the girls dance troupe. Thank you, Tanti Suzan! The girls are learning a new performance piece to be debuted in the Spring. They can’t wait to show you how all their hard work […]

Welcome New Year

Happy New Year!  Thank you for your support in 2010 and we look forward to growth in 2011.  Abundant blessings to you and your family from the Instruments 4 Africa family! The generosity of friends and relatives provided supplemental tutoring sessions during the winter break.  The girls met for reading, language arts, science and math […]

Gratitude

The Instruments 4 Africa program would not be possible without the support of our generous volunteers!  I especially want to give a shout out to Robin Pascucci for her commitment in all aspects of creating opportunities for the girls.  So grateful.  And also to Abdel Yattara for his support in furthering the girls’ academic growth.  […]

Praise Songs

Looking for an original holiday gift?  For a donation of $100 USD or more, the Instruments 4 Africa girls choir will sing a custom praise song (in Bambara) for you or for someone you would like to honor.  In Mali,the praise singer, or griot is the community historian.  They provide an aural history of Mali’s […]

Hope

In the last week I have had several friends ask how instruments4africa came to be.  I explained how going to the Togola Community Center over the years and seeing the kids there, inspired us to start the program.  Put simply, guided by our hearts, our heads figured out a way we could help. In other […]

Donate and join the cause on facebook

Greetings from Mali! 100% of the donations received by Instruments 4 Africa go to serve the children in our program.  We are a small grassroots organization, managed by a team of dedicated volunteers who live and work in Bamako, Mali.  We supervise the after school tutoring and mentoring program and attend the traditional arts training […]

Fundraising & Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who made donations and held fundraising events this summer to support the students and families in the Instruments 4 Africa program!  Please join our cause on facebook and you can click here to donate there as well! Thank you  Toubab Krewe and Craiggie Brewing Company ! Thank you  Bikram Yoga […]

at the togola community center

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNrjvzwa_pw] While I am in the USA this summer, fundraising and getting the word out, the girls will be attending summer technology camp at the Togola Community Center.  I can’t wait to get back and see how much they have grown!

girls club

The core 12 girls that started the I4A program in September are still going strong.   I am inspired by their dedication to learning and to each other.   Each day before and after school, they help care for younger siblings, go to the market, clean and cook.   At least 3 times a week their parents allow […]