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Maryam Banel Batul



  • Senegal_ALL
  • Senegal_G4-2019-2020
Maryam Banel Batul Faye was an undergraduate student in Legal and Political Science at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis. She also studied for a Bachelor’s in International Development Cooperation at the African Institute for Development Studies in Dakar. Since her childhood, she participated in youth movements such as the Red Cross in which she was a girl scout. After her Baccalaureate, she began to join associations working for the empowerment of women. In 2017, she set up a clothing line called Women Africa (“WA”), which aimed to enhance traditional African fabrics. Maryam believes very strongly in entrepreneurship and is active in this field. She has co-founded an association called “the future, it is us,” which is essentially composed of young people and her main objective is to make them aware of how to use new technologies and to understand its misdeeds. Through this association, she wants to encourage young people to awaken their leadership and have confidence in themselves. She is also active in the enhancement movements of black skin, which fights against artificial depigmentation. Maryam considers that her career does not make her the one I want to become but being a CorpsAfrica / Senegal Volunteer, she will be able to develop leadership talents and also know how to manage and team working. Being a CorpsAfrica/Senegal Volunteer will allow her to participate in the development not only of a community but also to have the prerequisites to claim to contribute to the development of other African communities.