In 2006, I traveled back to my home in Dakar, Senegal, to visit family and friends. As much as I enjoyed being home again it was heart-breaking to see that life had gotten worse in some areas of the country.
The future looked even more hopeless for the youth. Seeing kids begging on the streets, i wondered how I could make a some type of contribution to these children ives and future needs.
Being from Africa and a citizen of this world, I feel that it's my duty to make and effort to help these kids on a more p. I had enjoyed a remarkably good life in the US with many blessings from the Arts, Sport and Technology, but realized that I could easily have been one of these kids in a country without much hope for a future.
So I decided that I’d do something significant to “pay it backwards” – to help children in rural Africa build better futures for themselves.