Alumni in the Spotlight: Aji Fatou Gaye ’16

March 15, 2017

A Mary Baldwin alumna is making a difference in her home country through a new non-profit that fosters sustainable human development, targeting education, unemployment, and health. 

Aji Fatou Gaye ’16, who graduated with a degree in international economics and business, has recently begun the non-profit Forward for You in her home country, The Gambia. The initiative has three components: The first is LetGirlsLearn, a project that was started three years ago to sponsor young girls in the city of Gambia. The second aims to reduce the youth unemployment rate in relation to the illegal migration rate. The third is to focus on the physical and mental well-being of vulnerable groups through supporting institutions that provide healthcare, as well as provide advocacy, mentoring, and support group programs to achieve general health stability.

While at Mary Baldwin, Gaye minored in peace building and conflict resolution. She was an honors student who graduated magna cum laude.

An individual can contribute to Forward for You by making a one-time donation (donations more than $35 get a free hoodie/T-shirt), adopting a student (commit to sponsoring a particular youth), or buying a hoodie/ t-shirt (all proceeds go toward sponsorships or a specific project). Visit Forward For You’s Facebook and Instagram for more information.