Help Us support bintou

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In-Kind Donations

Apple laptop (MacBook or Air) Wasatch requires Apple computers for the students with the following specifications:
     OSX 10.9 or higher
     Intel Core Duo, Core i5, Core i7
     8 GB Ram with i5 processor or higher

Airline miles  For 4 annual round trips between SFO and SLC (Thanksgiving, Christmas break, Spring break, Summer break)

Bintou will need clothing for the cold weather in Utah -- jacket, coat, boots, jeans, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, long underwear.  She'll also need regular clothes for school... dresses, skirts,jeans, t-shirts, blouses, shoes, athletic shoes for sports.  She wears US size 2-4 bottoms, size small tops and size 9-9.5 shoes.

Gift Cards Gap, Old Navy, Target, Staples, Office Max, CVS, Walgreens, Amazon, etc.

Twin size comforter, blanket, pillow, sheets

Please contact us at to coordinate.

Monetary donations

As much as we aim to support with existing resources, there are some expenses that are, well, just that.

English Classes  Four weeks of English intensive classes, 5 days a week -- $1200 ($300 per week)

Health Insurance -- $145 month ($1740 per year)

Mobile phone service plan -- $20 a month ($240 per year)
 **A phone is being donated for Bintou and we have purchased a mobile phone for her parents to facilitate communication while she is so far from home

School supplies -- estimated $250

Other anticipated expenses:   personal care items, laundry, backpack, school field trips, English tutoring, TOEFL test tutoring, Advanced Placement exam fees.


Introducing Your Friends to Bintou & Mali Kalanso

Some of our most successful fundraising has happened at small gatherings in people's homes. You don't need to be located in the SF Bay Area to make it happen. We'd love to help you help us spread the word about what we are doing and help launch our first young scholar's transformative journey in the US.  

Please contact us at if interested.

Mali Kalanso is a 501(c)(3) non-profit project, all donations are tax-deductible