Directors & Committee
Born and raised in Yoff, Mamadou is a Mason (Bricklayer) and Building Supervisor by trade. He learnt English literacy at an early age and was an official translator at the United Nations Congress in Dakar (Senegal) in 2003. Mamadou is the Director and spokesperson for ARK1 in Senegal.
Founder of ARK1, Philip’s professional career as a Carpenter / Builder and later in life an Offshore Medic / Safety Advisor including 25 yrs of supervisory experience have given him the practical skills and knowledge to manage ARK1 projects. Phil has lived in 6 countries and worked in many others and is passionate about working with indigenous cultures and helping underprivileged people. “With my dedicated team, community engagement and of course public support, there’s nothing we cannot achieve” Phil Reed
Born & raised in Yoff, Arouna is a respected member of the Yoff Fishing
Community. Being an active Fisherman and relying on fish to support his family, he’s well aware of changes occurring in his community and the fact that hardships are set to continue or worsen with declining fish stocks. Arouna spends his time spreading the “Set Setal” message and bringing people together to work on the practical aspect of the village clean up efforts as well as working on new initiatives and projects aimed at long term self sufficiency.
Originally from Koalac but now resident of Yoff, Youssou is an Educator / Teacher for children and young adults. Youssou’s mission is to spread the “Set Setal” message through the schools, as well as working with people to teach them the skills to read, write & speak French and English, thus enabling them to work with tourism or international investors.