My passion to give back to the communities that have given a lot to our organization over the past 29 years and making a difference in the lives of people especially the youth, differently abled and the entrepreneurial society has made me established the TAF Africa Foundation. This is aimed at contributing my quarter towards the socio-economic advancement of the disadvantaged society and my country. At this stage of my life, I want to render my skills, experience and expertise to harness the potentials and talents of young people and help foster meaningful growth to the lives of people. I feel fulfilled doing what I can for my continent! #GambiaDaafademDiyaakuya
The growing of the major sectors for any economy is imperative for advancement. Here are a few key areas we hope to improve.
Leadership being on of the major challenges in Africa, the initiatives aim to develop and harness the potentials of young people through the TAF Leadership Academy and Start-Up. This we believe would prepare the future leaders a firm position to steer the affairs of their communities.
As our economic is shifting, so it our relationship with other nations and people, therefore, the foundation seeks to give an avenue to entrepreneurs to network and develop their entrepreneurial skills in order to advance meaningful economic growth in our country.
Climate Change is one of the problems faced within our continent, affecting the lives and livelihood of people. Therefore, adapting to clean and green industries would ensure lesser pollution and a healthier environment. Through our start-Ups, we promote recycling which can reduce the use of raw materials, thus lessening the need for disposal of toxic products and packing materials.
The foundation seeks to support and promote educational services through its initiatives. The TAF Leadership Academy and TAF Training Institute equips the young people with the needed skills and knowledge to excel in their academic ventures by supporting with mentorships etc.
It is quite pivotal for individuals to play an active role in the socio-political development of their communities. Consequently, the foundation promotes skills acquisition, knowledge development and the motivation to make that difference for the good of our societies.
As many young people are passionate to achieve their dreams and reach their fullest potentials, career guidance has been realized to be a challenge in our country. With the foundation, we support through mentorships, start-up capitals for businesses and exposures to training opportunities.
With our modest accomplishments,we aspire to inspire a generation that would significantly contribute to the sustainable growth of the Gambia through our initiatives which seeks to unleash the potentials of individuals.
As part of its corporate social responsibilities, TAF Africa Global dedicates 1% of its total revenue to advance meaningful development and growth of the communities that it serves. The foundation has developed a series of initiatives targeting different members of society particularly the youth which constitutes 66% of the Gambia’s populace, and the differently abled who are mostly ignored by society at large. As a pan African organization, TAF Africa Global sees this as a moral obligation to not only nurture and groom the next generation of African leaders to advance the sustainable development goals, but also to make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve that have given a lot to our organization over the past 29 years.
"TAF Start-ups has exposed our work to a wider customer base and partnership. The $5000 I won as the second runner-up helps us expand our server space to meet the ride requests demand from our customers. TAF Start-ups also helps me to inspire other young people to believe in their vision - been one of the first Gambian Start-ups to be incorporated in a country outside The Gambia in less than two years of operation”.
CEO, Ryde Africa
“The Taf startup has indeed been very phenomenal to me as a young entrepreneur. It has added new experience that in no doubt has added much value to my business. The promo and networking achieved is laudable. Thank you Taf Africa. You are indeed a global icon.”
"TAF Leadership Academy seeks to shape the minds and attitudes of young people towards building a better Gambia; it is a life changing mentorship program that will help youths become great leaders of our Mama land".
Secretary General, 17th Executive, University of the Gambia Students' Union
"It's such a unique academy that has the potential to transform many young minds into responsible and we'll prepared leaders"
Information and communication Minister, 17th Executive, University of the Gambia Students' Union
"TAF Leadership Academy is an amazing program designed to avail youth leaders the opportunity to unlock hidden potentials, network and provide a space to discuss pertinent issues and brainstorm on effective and change making solutions"
Founder and CEO, Girls' Talk Show