Mrs. Marème Faye Sall

The First Lady of Senegal was born in Saint-Louis (north of the country), where she received primary education before moving to Diourbel (central region of Senegal) with her family. The fourth child of a family of eight, she later specialized in electro-technical engineering. After graduating with a technical high school degree, she attended the Higher Institute of Technology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar with the ambition of embracing a career in electrical engineering. She decided, after giving birth to her first child, to dedicate herself primarily to raising her family.

Given her Peule and Serer ethnic origins, and having grown in a Wolof environment, she was very immersed in the values ensuring the multiethnic stability of Senegal. Committed to a peaceful family life, she attracted followers within the poorest groups of society and young people with her genuine humility and her outstanding listening and communication skills.

Mrs. Sall is proud to have contributed, alongside her husband before and during the 2012 electoral campaign and since his accession to the Supreme Magistracy, to making Senegal a new center of humanism, with equitable and transparent sharing of opportunities that benefit the most deprived and weakened populations.


Since the introduction of the Serve Senegal Foundation, that Mrs. Marème Faye Sall leads with a Board of Directors made up of high level volunteers, Mrs. Sall has oriented its activity towards humanitarian and social actions that benefits those who need it most. With strong conviction in fairness for all, Mrs. Sall believes firmly in a peaceful Senegal with stability and innovation in services for the country and the African continent.

Showing solidarity with her people’s concerns and building on the fact that throughout her life she has played a major role in the Senegalese people’s progress towards prosperity and social change, Mrs. Sall is resolved to “serve Senegal” and Africa.

She began her philanthropic work by helping patients who urgently needed hemodialysis and renal care, as well as populations in flooded bottomlands, impoverished female fishmongers, and the most needy of pilgrims traveling to Holy places of Islam.