Since 2012, Humanity First USA and Mali have been working in collaboration to serve the people of Mali. Humanity First has implemented several milestone projects which are not only appreciated by the local communities, but are also acknowledged at the government levels.
Humanity First USA's journey in Mali began in 2012 with the establishment of its first school, Bilal Primary School in a remote village Soruntiguila.
It was the first regular school any of the children and most adults had ever seen. Since its establishment Bilal Primary school has become the only education available to tens of villages around Soruntiguila. It is educating more than 300 students from 15 villages and the number is growing each year. Recently, Bilal Primary school stood second in ranking out of more than 40 schools in the area and one of its student topped competition exam administered by the Education Department.
Humanity First has established 6 schools in Mali so far and all of the schools are providing high quality education to over 1200 students in some of the most deserving communities of Mali. Recently, a team from USA visited Mali between December 29, 2017 to January 8 2018. The team Included Sahibzada Waleed of Humanity First USA, Faysal Sohail & Qasim Rahid who are supporters and volunteers of Humanity Fitst USA, and Jalid Ahmad of MTA-USA. On January 1st, 2018, the team began its new year with laying down foundation stones of another blessed project, a high school in Didieni (pronounced JIJINIE) area.
The team also visited Humanity First Medical Center which was established in 2013. The Medical Center is serving over one thousand patients each month and is the only medical center for nearly half a million population where qualified physicians and nursing staff are serving 24 hours 7 days a week. The team was given a tour of recently acquired new building and was briefed on future expansion plans. In 2017, more than 500 babies were safely delivered at the maternal and child health unit. In the last 2 years, HF Medical Center has performed more than one thousand free cataract surgeries and restored vision of people under its Gift of Sight program.
Humanity First is operating three Sewing Schools in Mali which are training more than 350 students, mostly young girls, in design, cutting and sewing skills