Community Engagement Exchange Fellow
Bandagne Fall is a US-State fellow at the Community Engagement Exchange Program and an Entrepreneur from Senegal, Africa. Bandagne joins the Institute to apply her youth development and environmental justice advocacy expertise to the international programs team.
Bandagne’s previous experience with international nongovernment organizations (NGOs) includes The Scout Movement, Corps Africa, African Union Youth Volunteer Corps, African Youth Panel of MasterCard Foundation, and private and public companies in Senegal’s Agro-Food sector.
Bandagne has extensive volunteer experience focused on enhancing women’s and girls’ life in her community, particularly those from rural areas. For example, she has trained women in financial literacy and organizational dynamics to enhance their ability to become income providers and aided a local community from the south of Senegal by building solar-powered drills to increase access to clean water. She also worked with her local scout association on an environmental project intending to improve environmental literacy for 200 primary school children.
Bandagne believes there are no poor communities, just communities that are unaware of their assets. Her vision in life is to make her part, little it might be, in creating a better world.
Bandagne resides in Marlboro, MD, for the duration of her fellowship with ISC.