Welcome to Love1 Talibé
Changing status quo, one Talibé at a time.
Talibé in Senegal and broadly in West Africa is usually referred to the boy, student, or disciple living in a traditional Quranic boarding school, or daara. Usually from poor parents resorting to confide their kids to the holy man, the Marabout, convinced that their education would thereafter be in good hands. The host requires usually nothing from parents, but as part of the kids upbringing, with other kids in similar situations, they must cultivate the land and do all the domestic chores to the functioning of the daara. As in any other unchecked child labor environment, abuses led to major local governments overhaul for the last decades aiming at curtailing abuses. Love1 Talibé remains a response, a value proposition to assist such vulnerable groups of kids in a self-sustaining and nurturing environment for such kids, with focus in Senegal.
Mission & Vision
To rehabilitate, educate and advocate for the Talibé of West Africa. Education not Exploitation; Shelter, Safety, School, and Support (ENE4S).
Our vision embedded across ideals of Universal Education as announced by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Dakar since April 2000 on Education for All (EFA).
Love1 Talibé aims at meeting the learning needs of all children and youth in our communities, in Senegal, and beyond. Quality education is essential in the future of our kids. Advocacy work draws from comprehensive efforts under ENE4S approach. Our current focus is on talibés in Saint Louis city (north Senegal) and district with activities by the community of RAO.
Values & Ethos
Education's perceived values is one of many factors influencing educational facilities' potential to raise the level of human capital and support economic growth in a country. The quality and accessibility of education -- and particularly its capacity to help students meet the country's labor market needs -- are fundamental concerns throughout Africa. Most African countries including Senegal haven’t yet departed from colonial power’s educational framework since the 1960s. Education in Africa requires more than just the western standard settings. Families and communities have taught most of the values bestowed on the kids than formal schooling. Love1 Talibé draws from the mix to help shape the future of those under its care.
Our team in Action
As Founder and President of Love1 Talibé, Amy’s aggregated 20+ years experience and proven result as a nonprofit founder, private business owner, Securities Agent at Prudential Financial and manager at St. Jeans’s credit union consolidated her proficiency in financial services and human resource. Her role entails directing the administration and the management of organization’s volunteers and operations.
Dr Amy Ndao
Dr Amy Ndao is lead of the Gender Balance Africa project and also a member of the GB Global Leadership Team where she is Deputy field lead and is active in Women Leadership Development. Within Love1 Talibé she is leading the Steering Committee. Her experience in grassroots community organizations makes her an asset in advocating for the education of children, especially those in hardship situations.
As an experienced insurance and financial services strategist, Demba focuses on Healthcare, Life, Business and indemnity insurance across underwriting, consulting, brokering, marketing and product development for over 10 years. He also has expertise in digital transformations, including information and communication management solutions. At Love 1 Talibé Demba is in charge of outreach.