Friday, May 7, 2010

Sign-up to join our Sister School Program!

Thank you to the 2009-2010 Utah and Mali schools that participated in our Sister School Program!

For those of you who are interested in signing your school up for our Sister School Service-Learning Program for 2010-2011, please call 801-983-6254 or email Laurie at to get more information and to sign your school up!

Monday, February 8, 2010

This is the Ouelessebougou Sister School Site.

Here is where you can learn about your friends in Mali, Africa.

To the right you will see your school name next to the name of your sister school. You can click on your sister school to learn about the students in your sister village. Feel free to check out the other villages to learn even more about the students in Mali. =>

Remember this is YOUR site so if you have any questions that you want answered about Mali, Village Life, Africa or your new friends go ahead and leave a comment and we will answer all the questions in a Q and A blog post.

What are you waiting for? Start clicking!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Thank you for sending books to the school.

The children can now practice reading them.

The villages do not have many books and these will be used to help the students to improve their reading skills.

We just wanted to say Thank You and we hope you enjoy our drawings.

Friday, February 5, 2010

About Bamakoni

"Bama" means Crocodile and "Koni" means Little River. So Bamakoni means a crocodile in a little river.

There are grades 1st-6th at the school and there are 6 teachers that work there. Here is one of them.

This is what the outside of the school looks like. You can see the village in the background

This is our courtyard where we have our countries flag. Do you have a flag at your school as well? The big pile of rocks and sand that you see in the background is to make some new buildings for our school.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Here Are Some of the Students in Bamakoni!!

Hello my name is Yaya Samake and I am 11 years old. I only have 1 little sister and no brothers. Also my favorite color is white.

Some of my favorite things to do is play soccer with my friends, and learn math. I don't like grammar and when I grow up I want to be a solider in the military.

I wake up each morning at 6am and for breakfast I eat porridge. When I get home from school I have to take care of our pet cows in the field.

Hello my name is Safiatou Kone and I live in Bamakoni. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. I am 12 years old and my favorite color is red.

I like to learn math but I do not like taking tests. My favorite game to play are bird games with my friends. When I grow up I want to be a tailor (seamstress).

I get up each day between 5 am and 6 am and I eat porridge for breakfast. One of my chores is to do the laundry. I have some cows at home as pets that I take care of.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Little Bird Pet

Here is a little boy in Bamakoni how keeps his pet in a very close place...IN HIS POCKET. Watch the below video to see what what we mean.

Can you tell what kind of pet is in his pocket? It is a little BIRD!

**Don't worry the bird was alive and didn't get hurt**