Created in 2020, the association Terangagée -Engaged Ecological Generation- is based in Dakar, Senegal, the land of Teranga (which means “warm welcome”).
Its objective is the protection of the environment in Senegal and in the world through art, education and culture.
“Culture at the service of the environment for lasting behavioral change.''
LAUNCH OF THE TOUBAB DIALAW PROJECT
Launch of the “Toubab Dialaw, ecological and cultural village” project in the municipality of Yène, a large-scale initiative that requires significant investment and support from many partners.
CREATION OF TERANGA DAKAR FESTIVAL
Afro-Latin dance festival that takes place over a week in Dakar and neighboring regions. The discovery of Senegalese culture is at the heart of our priorities, as well as preserved places and environmental initiatives. The success of the festival motivates us to propose it as an annual cultural event.
In parallel with our other projects, we have developed a smaller-scale project “Sama Jartdin: my community, ecological and cultural garden”, in the Sicap Foire district in Dakar.
The ”Toubab Dialaw” project becomes the ”Ecolo-Cultural Solution”.
The ECOLO CULTURAL solution offers innovative cultural tools, modern, physical, adapted and adaptable to different populations in order to change behaviors in a sustainable way.
In March 2022 we were selected among the 30 semi-finalists of the AFRI-PLASTICS CHALLENGE contest out of 1,100 applications from all over Sub-Saharan Africa. This competition organized by Challenge Works (a social enterprise founded by Nesta, Canada) aims to support and encourage innovative solutions to promote behavior change and reduce marine plastic pollution.
To participate in the collective effort to preserve our planet and reduce marine pollution.
To be leaders and innovators for collective awareness and sustainable behavior change.
To duplicate our solution everywhere by adapting to communities.
To make Senegal an example of an ecological, cultural, conscious and active country for the environment in terms of waste.
The TERANGAGÉE team
I am a singer, songwriter, musician and dancer. I took part in Senegal’s national young talent competition in 2010 and was among the 12 finalists (out of more than 2,000 applicants).
In 2013, I created my music production company Empiramide in Dakar after having worked for major sound studios as a beatmaker. I made video clips of my creations and gave several interviews to be found on Youtube (Senegal, Bissau Sabi, Talibé, Interview Seneplus).
Afrohouse and kizomba dancer, I give lessons in Dakar or during my travels.
In parallel with my artistic career, in 2016 I created an association for street children “La voix des enfants” which organizes breakfasts, clothing drives, activity days, etc.
Through the committed writing of my texts on the cause of the talibés, living conditions in Senegal and the environment, I put forward my convictions to share them with the public.
Executive Director - Treasurer
I am a project director, singer, dancer, singer and Kizomba teacher.
In 2009, during my graduate studies in Information and Communication Sciences, I discovered my passion for organizing events, my communication skills and my leadership. I then devoted myself to my artistic career and joined the International Academy of Musical Comedy in Paris in 2010. I played, sang and danced in several shows. In 2014, I obtained my singing teacher diploma in the “Voice and Body Singing” method. Then, moving to the Netherlands in 2015, I focused on dance and became a Kizomba and Salsa teacher. In my teaching, I like to highlight the close link between personal development, body movement and freedom of voice. From 2017, I give courses and workshops internationally, this is how I visit Senegal and become attached to this country.
Since 2018, I have been employed at the Zawoo association as a director of cultural projects.
At the same time, I’m interested in protecting the environment and I want to get more involved. It is a great pleasure to be able to combine my vocation, my passions and my know-how
I graduated with a Master 1 in Statistics applied to IT and to the management, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
In 2013 I worked at the Ministry of Education (Planning and Reform Division) before joining the government at the National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD) in 2015.
For three years, I traveled all regions of Senegal as an analyst in many areas including health, education and the environment (national survey on malaria, Ebola, oil and gas, farming, etc.).
Since 2017, I have been running my company Optimal Services, which specializes in statistics, project studies and IT.
In 2019, I accepted an assignment for World Vision as part of the final evaluation of the EU-Child project: a project on violence against children. In addition to my actions, my ambition is to put my skills and my skills at the service of promoting sustainable development in Senegal.