The ASB Foundation was founded in New York in 2007 by a small group of individuals who joined forces in order to carry on the efforts of Amette Saloum Boye who has worked tirelessly to help the disadvantaged families of the village of Koutal, Senegal.
The village of Koutal was created in 1968 to house people with leprosy and their families. For the past 28 years Amette Saloum Boye, with the support of other caring helpers, has been a pioneer in raising donations of goods, clothing and food for Koutal – a much neglected and extremely remote part of Senegal.
These donations of toys, food, clothes, and funds to pay for basic necessities like electricity and water remind these children that they are special and not forgotten.
As a small volunteer organization, the ASB Foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people, beginning with the Village of Koutal, where Yaf and her family have had the great fortune to meet and fall in love with these children and their stoical parents.
We help the children of lepers by letting them experience the joy that every child in the world should get to experience. The joy of Christmas!
We firmly believe that every child deserves to experience joy. Why is this so important?
Children are the future of our world. We believe that every time you help a child, whether with good nutrition, healthcare, a comforting smile or an education, you simultaneously help every human being on the planet – we are all connected as one.