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About Us


Executive Committee



Virginia Friends of Mali has been working to fulfill this mission through three core program tracks:

Teaching Teachers

At the heart of VFoM’s mission are its programs and tools that support the Mali/World History requirement for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) for 3rd – 6th grade students and their teachers. These programs have included musical and storytelling events as well as exhibitions of Malian art and artifacts. They provide further vehicles for educators, artisans, and other cultural practitioners to share their knowledge with the next generation.

Connecting Cultures

VFoM organizes inter-cultural exchange programs designed to connect the people of Mali and Virginia in compelling and productive ways. These exchanges have included excursion groups to Mali during the Festival on the Niger as well as hosting Mali’s prime minister and ambassador to the U.S. We hope to promote the exchange of cultures between the sister cities of Richmond, Virginia and Segou, Mali.

Trading in Trades

VFoM is working to develop and coordinate import/export opportunities appropriate in scale to opening economic cooperation between Virginia and Mali, including the establishment of fair trade processes and exploring how to meet the technology infrastructure needs of schools.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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