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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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 OUR MISSION 

Our mission is to provide West African youth with the resources and opportunities to succeed in life. Through sport, education, outreach initiatives and various programs, the Maurice Ndour Foundation empowers leaders of tomorrow. 

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 OUR VISION 

MNF aims to give back to the West African Youth and act as a springboard for this underserved population to achieve success in their futures. The youth truly can accomplish anything. MNF, emphasizes how important it is for them to develop leadership skills and strong values that transpire positive change in the world.

MEET THE TEAM

MAURICE NDOUR
    Founder & President
    KELSEY NDOUR
      Chief Executive Officer
        FALLOU DIAGNE
        Volunteer
        CHEIKH T. A. THIONGANE
        Volunteer

          Chief Operating Officer

          ABDOUL A. DIENG
          Volunteer
            BABACAR BRUCE
            Volunteer
              NDOYA NDIAYE
              Volunteer
                OULIMATA BRUCE
                Volunteer
                  YOUSSOUPHA CISSE
                  Volunteer
                    MEET THE TEAM
                    President's Message

                    FOUNDER'S MESSAGE

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                    Hello world!

                    As many of you already know, Africa has a lot of potential. Despite the perception of being poor with little resources, I look at it differently. I know the continent is very rich, prosperous, and filled with talented kids with promising futures; however, Africa cannot develop on its own. Africa needs its people—one people— to participate in its development. 

                     

                    Fortunately, I have been very blessed to travel around the world and create a platform through basketball. I want to share my experiences and dedicate my time to helping others, especially the underserved youth of Senegal and West Africa. I want to create opportunities and pass down knowledge I have acquired throughout my unconventional journey— growing up in Senegal, playing high school basketball in Japan, earning a scholarship to a junior college in New York, transferring to a NCAA Division I university in Ohio, and back and forth from NBA to overseas.

                     

                    My basketball journey took off when I was given an opportunity to attend high school in Japan on a scholarship. Not only did I work hard  to earn it, but someone had to see the potential in me. Similarly, I created MNF to provide our youth with opportunities through sports and education so they can be the ones that take on the challenge to make our potential-filled country and continent a better place. Instead of always complaining or looking for someone else to fix Africa, the MNF team wanted to be pioneers and action-makers towards its development. What better way to do so than invest in our youth and equip them with the necessary tools to be innovators and future leaders of our continent. One day they will be called upon to serve their communities, country and our people.  I will do everything in my power to set them up for success.

                     

                    The road will not be easy, but the MNF team will work tirelessly to make sure that we have done the necessary to play a major role in the upbringing of our youth and the development of our continent. 

                     

                    We cannot do it alone. But with your help, whether it is monetary, material and even time, we will be able to make the impossible possible. We appreciate all of the support and help in making this foundation positively impact thousands. I truly believe this is the beginning of an ongoing effort for the betterment of our nation, and most importantly, our youth—our future. Together, we will keep on paving the way for a better Africa.

                     

                    Onward together!

                     

                    Thank you,

                    Maurice Ndour

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