About the Founder – Amadou Gallo Fall
A Seed of an Idea
Amadou Gallo Fall, one of the first Senegalese Student-Athletes, came to the United States to take advantage of educational opportunities through basketball.
Earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of District of Columbia, Amadou pursued an MBA from Georgetown University.
During his studies, Mr. Fall began to informally “reach back” to Senegal to support other Student-Athletes in their efforts to follow in his footsteps and earn an education in the U.S. as a student.
Mr. Fall envisioned an organization that would use sports as a vehicle to open doors of educational opportunity for young people in Africa, preparing them for lives of leadership and service.
Mr. Fall accepted a position with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, as an International Scout, while at the same time planning, advocating, and raising funds for the creation of SEEDS.
Mr. Fall used his own personal experience as a student-athlete from Senegal and the life opportunities afforded to him through education abroad as the motivation and inspiration behind the establishment of the SEEDS Foundation.
Mr. Fall and his founding board members completed a strategic plan for SEEDS and made a commitment to develop the financial, operational and programmatic infrastructure of the organization, moving the Foundation towards long-term sustainability.
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