Anta Mbow of Senegal

UMURAGE Legacy Maker Ms Anta Mbow

After 30 years of living in Europe, Senegalese Anta Mbow came back home to tackle the problem of street children plaguing her native land. In 2003 she opened a centre for street children in an abandoned cinema complex, the Empire. Her association, Empire des Enfants (can be translated as “Children’s Empire”) takes care of street children and reunites them where possible with their families.