American Friends of Le Korsa is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 2005. All donations are tax deductible. Our projects focus on three main initiatives: providing adequate access to medical facilities and care, supporting growth in educational programs to encourage childhood learning, and providing avenues of cultural and artistic exchange between the people of Senegal and the western world.
Allegra Itsoga – Allegra joined the staff of AFLK as the Director in 2013. She is based in our US office where she manages fundraising and programs. Allegra is in daily contact with the staff in Senegal to help ensure that their needs are being met and progress is being made. She has a passion for social justice and working hands-on in underserved communities. She had previously spent three years living and working abroad in West Africa.
Moustapha Diouf – In 2005, Moustapha joined the staff as a Program Administrator. He is based in Dakar and is the person on the scene for AFLK. He meets regularly with the doctors, nurses, educators, and other individuals whose activities we try to support, as well as with students and patients whom we try to help. Moustapha is Senegalese and has lived and worked in the United States, Senegal, and France.
Board of Directors
Nicholas Fox Weber – Nicholas Fox Weber is a cultural historian. He is the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and has written extensively about each artist. He has curated many major exhibitions and retrospectives of their work. Weber is a graduate of Columbia College and Yale University. He is the author of fourteen books including The Bauhaus Group, Le Corbusier, and The Clarks of Cooperstown.
Patrick Dewavrin – Patrick Dewavrin is a french psychiatrist, specializing in Alzheimer’s Disease. In 1990 he created the first medical units, which focused on the care of this disorder. In addition to his work with AFLK, he is also the president of the « Foundation for a Maternity Without Risk », a French NGO, which has financed medical centers, mobile clinics, and educational centers in Senegal for the past thirteen years.
Louis Valentin – Louis Valentin was born and raised in the Casamance region of Senegal. His studies covered a range of subjects including religion and modern philosophy, with a specialty in the thinking of Alfred North Whitehead. He was in training to become a Jesuit priest when he received a different calling. Just before taking his vows, he decided to become a teacher and help to foster the youth of Senegal. Mr. Valentin now resides in Senegal and is dedicated to bringing positive change to his country.