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Mission & Goals

Ouelessebougou Alliance works in partnership with village citizens to transform the quality of life in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali, West Africa, by delivering sustainable programs in health, education and economic development.

The Alliance also works to cultivate globally-minded citizens in Utah by providing opportunities for students and other community members to learn about Malian culture, history, and position in the global community.

Our projects develop from the underlying premise that the citizens of Ouelessebougou will themselves identify the most crucial needs and locally viable and sustainable solutions, and then, when possible, provide the human and physical resources to satisfy those needs in an ecologically responsible manner.

In all our projects and partnerships, we strive to follow these three core principles of development:

  • Ownership~participants are significant contributors.
  • Sustainability~build capacity in individuals and communities
  • Accountability~programs and projects produce qualitative and quantitative results