Introducing AFLK’s French affiliate and partner, Les Amis Du Korsa
Jun 09, 2015

Les Amis du Korsa (LAMKO) is a French non-profit association created in 2015 to support medical, educational, agricultural and cultural projects in Senegal. It welcomes donations which are deductible up to 66% from French income tax.

The association is a French cousin of American Friends of Le Korsa. LAMKO’s immediate mandate is to provide financial support for AFLK’s current and future projects. New projects may also be developed in response to major donations by individual philanthropists.

AFLK’s work is concentrated in an arid Pular-speaking region of eastern Senegal. In the town of Tambacounda, it provides assistance to a local hospital and a foyer which houses students from villages attending secondary school. Some receive AFLK scholarships for higher education. In the village of Sinthian, it supports a medical center, a kindergarten and an elementary school and it recently built a cultural center which serves as a residence for foreign and Senegalese artists and an arena for local cultural events. In the nearby village of Fass, AFLK supports a medical center and has plans to build an elementary school.

In addition, in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, AFLK provides help to a major hospital, a women’s center and a mother-child health project in a poor neighborhood.

The founders of LAMKO have visited these projects and endorse AFLK’s strategy of working with local leaders – teachers, doctors, artists and sportsmen – to address specific needs.

Nicholas Fox Weber, the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, is president of both AFLK and LAMKO. Run by volunteers, the French association has no overhead costs. AFLK’s administrative costs do not exceed 2% of donations.

Donations and inquiries can be directed to Allegra Itsoga, aitsoga@aflk.org