USA-Mali Charitable Association Of New York

Grant Year:  2018

USA-Mali Charitable Association of New York City is hosting a series of afterschool music and cultural education programming for local youth, particularly of African descent. Students are learning to play the drums, xylophone, flute, and the West African traditional instrument, the Kora, as well as French language. This program culminates in a public event where participants share learned material and perform for community members.

Grant Year:  2015

The USA-Mali Charitable Association of New York (UMACA) is giving kids in Harlem and the Bronx the chance to interact in a safe environment. An African art specialist will introduce the students to African traditional instruments, ancient objects and modern African art, concluding with the "Children's Fun Day" event, showcasing what has been learned during the program.