Mame Diop

The angel who walks among us
ByJasmine BandaliWednesday , 05 March 2014
Mame Diop
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Ten years from now... I hope to be alive, healthy, happy and married with a few kids while running a charitable foundation

Mame says she’s happiest when helping others overcome their difficulties. The co-founder of Abu Dhabi Cause Connect (ADCC) moved from Senegal to the UAE to be with her family after graduating in 2004, becoming heavily involved in charity work. In 2011, she and four others established the charity, a platform for collaboration which enables many different organisations to work together to help various causes in times of greatest need.

Mame celebrated Ramadan by showering 330 labourers with gifts and holding a special iftar for them. Internationally, ADCC devised the Milk Campaign to give bags of powdered milk to undernourished children from the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Leaving no stone unturned, she and the team have worked in Abu Dhabi with children who have special needs such as autism, appealed for bone marrow donors to help leukaemia sufferers and introduced a range of activities to promote breast cancer awareness. The ADCC also launched the Flashlight Campaign, which supports Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in Jordan. 

Mame was subsequently crowned an Eco Ambassador by Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency, but believes that her greatest achievement last year was working with the UN Refugee Agency and Doctors Without Borders