Welcome to African Sky

Mali is a country filled with industrious, innovative, and generous individuals who work against extreme poverty and hunger as farmers, scientists, social activists, and policy makers. In service and deference to these individuals, African Sky manages four project programs: education, community health, food security, and community arts. Our project philosophy is based on the belief that humanity's physical, ecological, and spiritual well-being is rooted in universal compassion and sustainable living.




  Recent News
A Photographic Visit to African Sky Partner Communities and Projects

April 5, 2014
Lyle Hansen never had a formal goodbye. A coup d'état in Mali in 2012 imposed the evacuation of Peace Corp volunteers, particularly those located in northern villages. Hansen happened to be among the evacuees. "I had lost my SIM card for contact information when we were evacuated to Ghana so I didn't have a way to reach my village, and they didn't have my American number because I hadn't anticipated leaving". Read the full story









The elders of Dissan voiced with African Sky a growing concern about losing rural village youth who leave the community to attend school beyond the sixth grade. Through several discussions the elders asked African Sky about building a secondary school to encourage their students to stay home by providing the exciting educational opportunities that come with secondary school curriculum (English and foreign language, arts and music, advanced math and writing, health, and so much more).



As we enter the final construction phase of the Dissan-Kokele middle school, our team is transitioning into our next major construction project, an adult literacy school that will serve adults who never had the chance to attend primary school. Looking toward the future, Africa Sky is primed for a second decade of developing friendships and innovative collaborations between communities in Mali and North America. Our school construction team, the upcoming completion of our third school, and the young students in the new Soumabougou School all demonstrate the success of our pioneering approach to building relationships and schools with Malian communities. Based on that success, as well as the remarkable generosity of the African Sky family, we are entering a new phase of our organization's history—a remarkable phase built with trust and understanding from our long-term relationships with Malian partner communities.

Scott Lacy
African Sky Executive Director