This summer I’m interning for International Solidarity for Africa – Mali. Their mission is to ensure a path of sustainable development for the people in Mali by supporting collective participation in several different projects.
Some of their projects are:
Revitalizing Communities Through Sustainable Growth
Restoration of Soil Degradation and Adapt to Climate Change
Providing Drinking Water and Sanitation by Installing Three Wells and Providing Sanitation Materials
Providing Support to the Association of Women of Magnambougou via Market Gardening
The objectives of this virtual internship are to spread awareness of their organization and raise funds for their various projects.
We have been working with the head of the organization Adama and another American intern, Ashley, in developing an English version of their French website so their organization can better reach an American audience. You can see the new website here:
It has been a pleasure to work with the head of the organization, Adama, who has been incredibly supportive and grateful for our efforts. He has dedicated his life to this project and it really shows in all the good things they have accomplished already. To help them continue to mission, you can donate to a fundraiser:
1000 Cranes for $1000 (Update: The fundraiser has ended)
All funds raised will be delivered to SIA for use on their projects, specifically on the ones related to women’s empowerment.
How does it work?
The fundraiser will run for the month of August, 2020.
For each $1 raised, 1 Origami Crane will be made.
Each $1 donated is 1 entry into a raffle. The raffle winner will receive all the Origami Cranes (shipped by mail).
Each Origami Crane has a positive affirmation written on the inside, like a fortune cookie, so you can continue to spread the love by giving them away!
You can tune in to the fb live event and watch the making of the Cranes! First we will do a short tutorial of how to make a crane, then we will listen to podcasts and YouTubes on the topic of sustainability!
Follow Firewalker Arts on FB to get a notification of when we go live!
After the fundraiser is complete, we will make a short video thanking all of the donors for their support.