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ORGANIZATION: A Child For All Inc. ACFA Inc

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A Child For All, Inc., (ACFA) provides a safe and loving environment for vulnerable children in Mali, West Africa. Children who are living on the streets because they do not have parents who can take care of them are welcomed into a home and receive the nourishment, education, health care and attention necessary to thrive. A Child For All, Inc., (ACFA) provides a safe and loving environment for vulnerable children in Mali, West Africa. Children who are living on the streets because they do not have parents who can take care of them are welcomed into a home and receive the nourishment, education, health care and attention necessary to thrive.

Founded in 2008, ACFA is run by a small and dedicated working board that gathers monthly. Our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization, eager to make a difference in the lives of Malian children.

The benefits of contributing to a small working board include:

* Easy communication and interaction-board members get to know each other well * Constant and meaningful involvement provides a high level of satisfaction from board service, and * The participation of every board member counts.

We especially welcome candidates with personal or professional experience in West or sub-Saharan Africa, including Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Diaspora Africans living in the U.S. ACFA’s operations has expanded and ACFA operates a home in the capital of Bamako and the Zorokoro Children’s Complex on 5 acres of land in the village of Zorokoro. The Zorokoro Children’s Complex includes a home for ACFA’s children and a school with kindergarten and first grade classes for ACFA’s children and children in the surrounding villages. Eventually the school will be for kindergarten to ninth grade, with the higher grades focused on STEM. A library and computer lab is opening soon at the Complex.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

We are currently recruiting a Board member with expertise in the following area:
Education including early childhood education and library and computer technologyThis individual will support ACFA’s education program in Mali, including strategy in providing education in ACFA’s school at the Zorokoro Children’s Complex, and development of ACFA’s library and computer lab in Zorokoro. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the development of an education program (for now kindergarten through elementary school) and establishing, and management of a library and computer lab.



INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIESA small non profit organization, ACFA has a working board: you have to be able to roll up your sleeves and go to work for the children we support. Board members are expected to attend monthly virtual board meetings and devote at least 2 hours a week to ACFA. This position would chair ACFA’s Education Committee.

Board members are expected to come to meetings prepared to ask questions, make recommendations and decisions
Board members are expected to actively participate/run ACFA’s committees.
Bound by their fidicuary duties, booard members play a major role in securing the financial resources necessary for ACFA to achieve its mission. This is done by any means, from leveraging personal relationships and connections to making personal financial contributions every year.
Board members are expected to responsibly represent ACFA to their respective communities and to advocate for ACFA’s mission and programs as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for nomination to the ACFA Board of Directors, please submit a letter of interest and biography or resume to lisa@achildforall.org.

To learn more about ACFA please visit our website at www.achildforall.org

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About A Child For All Inc. ACFA Inc

Location:

21 Arbor LN, Stafford, VA 22554, US

Mission Statement

ACFA provides Mali's vulnerable children a safe and loving environment which fosters their health, learning, happiness, and success.

Description

Our current goals are two folds:

Short term goal: GOAL ATTAINED-ABOVE AND BEYOND

We initally intended to raise enough funds to rent a house of the vulnerable children. Instead, thanks to donors like yourself, a house has been donated to us, hence we don't need to spend our scarce financial resources on rent. WE WILL OPEN DOORS TO MALIAN VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN JUNE 2010.

Long term goal: In the long term we would raise enough funds to build our own orphanage on our piece of property.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
International
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development
  • STEM

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