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Staff Members



Fousseyni Tounkara is currently the local coordinator of Baobab Learning center. He is responsible for local business development and logistics management at the center.

Fousseyni is passionate about serving communities. From a young age he always likes to serve his neighbor, manage and solve issues in order to bring solutions to community’s needs and challenges. He was once a local campaign director of a presidential candidate in 2018.

Fousseyni Tounkara is the kind of person who always wonders what he can bring to his community, and not what the community can bring to him. 

He is a great communicator and speaks several local languages that make him very aware about cultural insights impact on doing socio- economic development activities in order to achieve sustainable development.


Mr Tounkara graduated from a regional nursing school, received 3 months of youth and children  sponsorship  training  - and community development with the NGO : Action Contre la Faim , Mali.


Fousseyni Diassana is the Academic Director of the Baobab Learning Center. He plays a leading role in the animation of children in BLC. Through his experience he brings them academic and civic support in their learning phase.


Mr. Diassana graduated from the IFM (Institute of Teacher Training) with a Masters in French, history and geography. He has been teaching since 2012. He is passionate about teaching and strongly believes that future generations of leaders will emerge from the center. 


Ms Madeleine Thera is the BLC Centre manager and supervises all operations.  Among her responsibilites she supervises food acquisitions and supplies and manages the cooks in the kitchen. She makes sure that BLC gets good deals in the market for food supplies. She provides excellent care to the children, is loving and is a very good listener to children needs as well as to the staff. She is commonly called Maman Mado. 

She coordinates BLC women group’s association's activities with the president of that group. She also assists the Local Coordinator in carry on BLC’s vision and objectives - to promote best practice of management at the Business Center- and to create healthy and inspiring learning and a convivial environment for children at BLC. 

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