Service to his people is something that runs in Yeah’s blood and comes as naturally to him as breathing. Other achievements that showcase Yeah’s humanitarian and political work are:
As Mayor of Ouelessebougou, in the four years since he took office, Yeah has initiated the following projects and as mayor has been the prince of getting Malians access to “first-time” necessities:
- Raised tax payment rate from 10% to 92% making it possible to pay teachers, equip schools and pay employees that had gone without pay for 6 months before Yeah took office;
- Made Ouelessebougou one of the top 5 communes in terms of economic development, transparency, and management. The year before it was in the bottom 5;
- A new hospital that will house a maternity center, pharmacy, eye center and the biggest one in the entire region. Next biggest hospital is in Bamako, an hour’s drive away.
- Textbooks for schools in the Ouelessebougou region. This usually should be covered by central government but has not been due to funds availability
- New water pumps all through Ouelessebougou bringing clean running water to the region for the first time
- New high school in Ouelessebougou, the first in the region.
- Partnering American doctors with Malian doctors to increase a sharing of best practices.
- New battery recycling plant
As a Presidential candidate, Yeah has been able to do the following:
- Provided a food mill to a woman’s co-op so that women in the military camp did not have to travel large distances to grind their corn/millet
- School supplies and office supplies to distant villages where schools are inadequately equipped
- Bought millet for children/mothers of few villages where villagers have been unable to afford food.
- Support soccer games that help engage the youth
- Business starting training for women entrepreneurs
- Brought food to refugees in Burkina Faso
Yeah has formed his own party. The name of the party is PARTI POUR L’ACTION CIVIQUE ET PATRIOTIQUE( Party for Civic and Patriotic Action)
Since 2013, As director of Empower Mali, a Utah based non profit, Yeah has worked with his American partners to secure these for the Malian people:
- 4 middle schools.
- Tablet program for middle school students
- After school program for 16 schools in Bamako
- Governance Summit for Local Leaders in Mali to come observe best practices in Utah, NY and Boston.
- School kits/hygiene kits
- Two tractors to date as part of a food security initiative in Ouelessebougou.
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As director of Mali Rising, till 2012 Yeah has worked with his American partners to secure these for the Malian people:
- 17 schools to date.
- School equipment for 15 schools: desks, chairs, office supplies;
- Computers/Laptops donated to schools and the Mali Ministry of Education;
- Solar panels for the schools in villages where electricity is not readily available;
- Textbooks: something new in Mali as usually the teacher has the only textbook;
- School kits/hygiene kits for the past 6 years from different Boy Scout projects;
- Medical equipment for hospitals in Ouelessebougou and dentist chair to clinic in Bamako.
- To date, about 6 medical missions and 3 dentist missions serving around 4000+ Malian men, women and children;