February 21, 2020

The Lambaye Learning Center Officially Opens!

On February 18, 2020, The new Lambaye Learning Center in Senegal held its official opening ceremony. Villagers welcomed Amary Seck, the founder of the Center, an inspiring high school chemistry professor at Mamaroneck High School who is originally from Lambaye, an energetic group of his current and former students working under the name Students for Senegal,  the design team from BKSK, furniture designer Bibi Seck and their guests.

The Center kicked off with a long celebration that went well into the night. It included dancing, singing, poetry and remarkable speeches from the community. We are so proud that the Center is fully operational, already holding classes, and will provide ongoing opportunities to engage with the Village.

The 4,000 sf community Library and Learning Center supports educational programs for Lambaye villagers of all ages. It features a two-story reading room, a stage for performances (where the opening ceremony was held), workshop and lecture spaces, a computer lab, a shop, and a flexible central courtyard. The Center will be led by director Assane Fall, who has a degree in Library Science.

Read more about the project here.