“I can keep going forward.” That’s the pledge Mam-Yassin Sarr has her students make each day at their school in The Gambia, West Africa. She founded Starfish International School to educate girls to be independent, entrepreneurial and prepared for higher education, breaking through traditional cultural and economic barriers. In a country where the average family subsists on $1 day, Starfish offers scholarships to girls for a world-class education focused on service to humanity. Business Consultant / Executive Coach Tanya Monsef tells the story of her friend and colleague the brilliant and determined Mam-Yassin Sarr, and how she came to discover her mission to empower the African women and children of her homeland.