Oumou Zakaria - Togo

Oumou is originally from Togo, West Africa and is a senior at Union College in Schenectady, New York, majoring in French and German, and minoring in Mathematics. She is interested in Education, with a focus on women empowerment. Three years ago she raised funds through GoFundMe to purchase school supplies that were sent to a school in Lome, Togo. She has sent three containers of school supplies to Togo so far. In addition she has also sent money to purchase other supplies that she could not obtain in the USA. She is currently working with her friends on fundraising in their university to send the next container. Her ultimate goal is to create a vocational school that teaches young women how to braid and sew.

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