President’s Statement

Time is passing by. Our young Foundation is growing and maturing. When I look back and think about our early days, I am proud of the progress we have made in our five years of existence. ​

In 2015, the Foundation has invested more in the areas of Healthcare and Education – key sectors in which it has intensified its ongoing efforts, initiated new activities and reinforced its commitment through tangible, measurable actions, at grass roots level. 

We have devotedly travelled our roads, countryside and provinces, so that our initiatives may reach out more than ever before; whether as part of the fight against cancer, which has seen twenty-eight new screening and diagnostic units installed in Gabon – or for initiatives aimed at young people, with the birth of two new programmes, Safety First and the Livre des Métiers (Vocational Handbook).

At times, our path has been strewn with pitfalls and obstacles that appeared insurmountable... Nevertheless, the Foundation believes that in reality, these challenges give meaning to our activities and are a source of motivation. 

Your dedicated commitment has reinforced belief in our work, supporting our view that it is meaningful, engaging and empowering – able to unite people and create a desire for personal improvement. 

We still have a long way to go but I know that we can count on you to support our vision of a caring world. I know we can rely on you to be our spokespeople and our ambassadors.

Together, we are strong. 

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba