Health

The medical centre in N’Gabacoro Droit in July of 2015

2016: Reform of the medical center in N’Gabacoro Droit

In the summer of 2016 we achieved the first goal of the Djouma project: to reform the CSCOM of a small village on the outskirts of Bamako, where our story starts. With the support of all of our collaborators, we repaired the roof and the damage to the water supply network, switched out the electrical system, the windows and the broken furniture, installed mosquito nets, and painted all of the hospital walls.

Aside from that, the association of local youth and the NGO ‘Mali Solidarité Action Plus’ coordinated with the management committee of the central hospital, and since then, they have organized cleaning and disinfecting sessions for the hospital and its surroundings. This commitment to taking preventative measures, together with the reform of building infrastructure and the donation of equipment from the ‘AF Guardian’ in 2017, has turned the CSCOM of N’Gabacoro Droit into the referential medical center in the region.

Hawa O.: Nurse and midwife in the medical centre.
The CSCOM in N’Gabacoro Droit refurbished in the summer of 2016.
First birth in the medical centre after the refurbishment.

During the year 2018

4.509 patients

have been treated in the

medical aid center.

1.145 people

have been vaccinated against tuberculosis

in the medical center.

119 treatments

have been administered to

combat severe malnutrition.

1.569 mothers

had their pregnancies followed-up at the CSCOM.

437 newborns

were born on the medical center in

N’Gabacoro Droit.

793 women

were beneficiaries of the

planned parenthood program.

Education

In Mali, only 30% of children have access to pre-school education.

2017: Construction of a nursery in Bamako

The constant work since 2014 with the public school’s academic team in Bandjougoubougou (Bamako) has forged a trusting and cooperative relationship that, in 2016, was materialized with the proposal of building a new nursery for more than 70 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old.

Up until this moment, the pre-school classroom had been like a makeshift shed of asbestos where the heat was unbearable and the students practically had no space to move around.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of all the people who trusted in us, on the 6th of July, 2017 we started the construction of a new public nursery school in the humble neighbourhood of Bamako. One month later, it was inaugurated.

The old preschool classroom of the public school in Bandjougoubougou.
Sali K: with 13 years of age he had to defend his right to education against his family’s will.
The preschool classroom of the public school in Bandjougoubougou (Bamako) built in 2017.

33,1 %

was the 2015 literacy rate of Mali among people above the age of 15 years old (45,1% of men and 22,2 % of women.

3 out of every 10 children

were enrolled in nursery school in Mali in 2012.

Most families would wait until children were 7 years old to register them in primary school.

50 infants

were enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year in the new nursery school in Bandjougoubougou: 25 boys and 25 girls under the age of 7 years old.