The Sénégalese Village

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

– Nelson Mandela

The Senegalese Village

Meet Our Ambassadors

“Africa is the future.” —Youssou N’Dour

Mara Diakhate

CEO & Founder

Mara Diakhate is a world traveler, entrepreneur, and pan-Africanist, who serves as the CEO and Founder of Da’African Village. His mission is to share the rich culture and traditions of West Africa with the rest of the world through education and cultural programming. He is also the author of “Talking Wolof with Da’African Village” a comprehensive book that helps those traveling abroad communicate more effectively with the people of West Africa.

Ndiaye Gormack

Cultural Ambassador

Professional Experience:
  • Sales Management
  • Financial Director
  • Branch Manager with BIMEX CO. LTD (8 years)
Professional Skills: Affluent in French, English & Wolof
Ndoye Aminata Soda

Cultural Ambassador

Professional Experience: As an Agent of the Republic of Sénégal Aminata Soda Ndoye has served in the following ways:

  • Welfare Assistant
  • Principal at the Cripple School
  • Monitor for the Ministry of Youth Affairs
Ndeye Aissatou Diack

Cultural Ambassador

Professional Experience:
  • English Teacher at Oggo Diop, Charles De Gaulle, Isaac Forster and the British-Senegalese Institute
  • Freelance Translatorr

Professional Skills: Affluent in French, English & Wolof
Moustapha Samb

Cultural Ambassador

Professional Experience:
  • Physical Ed teacher at Alpha Molo Balde High School and MBackè High School
  • Management fitness body trainer specializing in Tae Bo and Yoga
Momar Gueye

Cultural Ambassador

Professional Experience: Project management with and/or in…
  • Development Cluster Primature
  • Local economic development (ONUDI)
  • Landmine Handicap International
  • Natural foods (GIZ SIJOB)
  • Sustainable development & decentralization
  • Financial intermediation