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Empower Mali is a non profit foundation founded to partner with Malians in overcoming education and health challenges. Empower Mali (EM) works with local leaders in Mali in the fields of education, healthcare, clean water and energy. Visit www.empowermali.org to learn more

First Malian student in Paraguay!

Asuncion, Paraguay— Diakaridia Samake is the first Malian recipient of a three year scholarship to Fundación Paraguaya’s Agricultural School. A little about Diakaridia. Diakaridia was abandoned by his mother when he was just a small boy. Soon after his father passed away leaving him an orphan at the young age of 7 years. He is a young 18-year old from Ouelessebougou. This scholarship could change his life. On completion, he will return to his village of Ouelessebougou. Fundación Paraguaya is a foundation...

Groundbreaking of the BYAW Academy of Fanterila

Fanterila, Mali–Empower Mali is excited to share with you the first photos from the village of Fanterila, a village in the Commune of N’kourala, in Sikasso, Mali that will house the first middle school of 2016. The school has been generously donated by Building Youth Around the World. On Sunday 15th May 2016, a delegation from Empower Mali’s local team were welcomed by the Chief of the Village and the DCAP ( School Authority) of Fanterila as well as members from...

Second BYAW Academy to be built!

To signify their continued commitment to supporting programs that increase access to education, Utah-based organization, Building Youth Around the World (BYAW) Foundation has kindly awarded Empower Mali with a donation of $50,000. This additional donation this year reaffirms  BYAW’s commitment to supporting education in their chosen community of Fanterila, Mali. BYAW seeing such a need in the village of Fanterila has offered to build a three classroom middle school that will house grades 7-9. We are grateful to BYAW Executive director Ian McCracken...

Groundbreaking of the Agricultural Vocational School

Ouelessebougou, Mali–Empower Mali is excited to share with you the first photos from Ouelessebougou, Mali that will house the first Vocational Agricultural Academy in the area. On 17th April 2016, a delegation from Empower Mali’s local team and also our Chair James Arrington were welcomed by the key associations in the village: women, men, school council and the village council. The key difficulty faced in many rural communities is the lack of opportunities. In many agricultural communities, much of the agricultural processes...

Dongorona Academy Completed!

We are excited to announce the completion of the Micah Shea Watkins Academy of Dongorona. This school project includes a three classroom middle school, six latrines, and a directors office. Dongorona is a remote village within the city of Oueléssébougou, located one and a half hours from the country’s capital city. This school will serve 150 children from Dongorona and surrounding villages. We thank the Watkins family for blessing the lives of the children of Dongorona. ...